I walked out of the district office with my principal, chatting as we made our way to our cars. Our conversation was punctuated by the sound of our heels hitting the pavement, and I struggled to shrug my computer bag back up to my shoulder. Our minds were reeling with possibilities after our mid-day planning meeting for next year, and we talked about School Improvement plans and benchmarking systems and data sources. My principal glanced at her watch. “We can talk more next week,” she said as we parted ways.
I tossed my bag in the back seat and turned the key in the ignition. A tired sigh escaped my mouth, and I leaned my head back on the driver’s seat, letting the air from the A/C wash across my face. I straightened up and turned around to check my blind spot before backing out of my parking spot. My eyes landed on the car seats:
A giggle escaped my mouth at the sight of these unexpected guests. No wonder it took the girls so long to exit the car this morning at daycare! I had stood filled with impatience, tapping my foot in the daycare parking lot.
Sometimes, I think, the universe sends you just the reminder you need. All the talk of School Improvement Plans benchmarking systems and data sources disappeared, and I was reminded of what waits for me at home after a day’s work.
Two little girls who take such sweet care of their babies.