Today was Monday. All day long.
I’m really not trying to be a Master of the Obvious.
The fire alarm was set off twice by the AC repair guy soldering wires in the electrical room. The good news is that we get to count this as our monthly practice fire drill. The bad news, we had to evacuate the building in the rain.
Even though the teachers fussed, I had to laugh when the kids cheered about the fire trucks arriving on the scene.
The aforementioned air conditioner is still not working in our Media Center. This can’t be good for
the books all of us during the freak heat wave. The good news is that we are getting a totally new AC unit for the Media Center. The bad news is that they think this will be up and running by freaking Thursday. I wonder if they’d work faster if we all wore our bathing suits. Then again, they might just pour bleach into their eyes.
Just when we thought things might slow down in the clinic
because how many kids can puke at school on one day, little Mr. Why Walk When I Can Run ran into the fence and cut his eye and forehead. The good news is that it WILL be better before he gets married even if he thinks getting married is yucky. The bad news is that he needed 8 stitches.
As the day pulsed on giving no indication of ever slowing down, in walked Mr. Hero donning a Sponge Bob Square Pants face mask. Mr. Hero was sent home with flu-like symptoms almost a month ago. When he didn’t get better, the doctor ordered more tests and sent the boy to some specialists. The end result for this 7-year old trooper was a diagnosis of Leukemia. Mr. Hero wanted to see his friends at school before he had to go back into the hospital for another spinal tap and chemo.
As I fought back tears, I stood in awe at the strength and tenacity in this little guy. Suddenly, I realized it had been a great day.