Getting my yearly “back to school” haircut, my hairdresser and I started talking about family. She was telling me about her two daughters who are aged 19 and 22 that still live at home with her. Her story about them really hit home with me as I anxiously await the arrival of our students.
She had told me that she LOVED her kids being home, although sometimes when they are, they are just SO NOISY. She then told me, that even though sometimes it gets to her, when she walks in the door and they are not there, the house seems empty. She said that when her children are gone, “I miss the noise”.
Although staff has been there for the last two days (and many days prior), schools are, and always will be, about our kids. I appreciate the life and energy that they not only bring to the school, but that they bring to me. It is those days that give you headaches and you feel frustrated, that you have to remember to that ultimately, children are our greatest resource in schools.
I am looking forward to the noise tomorrow.