That was one of the most embarrassing events of my life. It was awful arriving to class, when all the other kids were seated properly at their desks, being dragged into the room by my mother.
I want to thank my staff who have come into work during this second round of Covid-19. Who knows how many more we will have to battle, but it seems to get easier as we go on, and less scary, thanks to the vaccinations.
I remembered the middle-aged man in a tie seated on the teacher’s desk. I was in eighth grade and he was my English teacher. And my first crush.
Christine Roome recounts the harried moment when she was late for volunteer duties at her son’s school and ponders the seemingly age old question of work/life balance.
What do an 93 year old man and 5-year old boy have in common? Their love of early 20th century wooden school desks.