In the morning the children come barreling down the hallway with huge smiles on their faces and great expectations in their hearts.
I stand at the ready, waiting for a thousand hugs before we start the day.
Today Emily ran down the hall with her backpack swinging on one arm, a big bag of snacks in the other and her sweater dragging on the floor behind her.
She came to a screeching halt in front of me. “WHEW! Mrs. Smythe, I need a DRINK!”
She threw her stuff onto the floor near her coat hook. “If anyone needs me, I’ll be hanging out at the water fountain!”
And off she ran.
Oh, Emily. I know RIGHT how you feel. I said ALMOST the same thing when I walked in my front door this afternoon. 'Cept I'm not talking water fountain.