Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Summer Sun

Today I picked up the children and headed to Target because we were out of some necessary items: grocery bags, dishwasher soap, lotion with which to slather our terribly dry Minnesota skin.

By the time we got there, it was 5:00, so I just bought us dinner at the Target Cafe. That's a little gross, but Dan had already told me he'd be pulling an all-nighter at the office. What he said was he'd be home in time to drive Mac to school.

Now, the kids are finally asleep, the house is a disaster, and I collected another set of essays to grade today. So, let's review the current contents of my in-box: 24 more "short" stories, 56 McCarthy compare/contrast essays, and 50 essays about human nature as revealed in The Crucible.

I might as well give up now.


Message to all the parents who so kindly suggested I give more immediate and personalized feedback on their kids' essays: SHUT UP! REALLY! SHUT UP!!!! And also, back off.


Judy said...

I honestly don't know how you do it. Honestly.

LH said...

Yeah, they can just shut up as far as I'm concerned.
Target Cafe for dinner? Brilliant move!!!!

Molly said...

What's wrong with the Target cafe? They serve D'Amico afterall. Plus, maybe you should stop assigning writing and just stick with T/F or multiple choice :)

AmyRobynne said...

My mom used to be living your life. She had 2 kids, 4 yrs apart, taught high school full time and managed to assign gobs of work that always needed to be corrected at home. She had me correcting multiple choice stuff by the time I was seven. Meanwhile, my dad tended to be on business trips at least 2 days a week. I try to remember to thank her for her patience of 25 years ago these days when it seems like Dan is busy. At least he's always home at nighttime.

Martha said...

I'll grade some. SERIOUSLY! Sorry I haven't called you back. Where have the last 2 days gone?????

jdoc said...

Let me know if you want to get together for a marathon grading session. I promise not to talk too much.