Today was a day off of work for me, as students and teachers were off to allow teachers to attend the state conference if they so choose.
I chose to do my professional development with the learning specialist at one of my schools. At an outlet mall. Our sessions were titled things like “Ann Taylor Factory Outlet ” and “Gymboree Outlet”.
I maintain that this type of day is just as important to me as an employee, a wife, a mom – heck, a human being! – as any training I would have gotten today. I got to spend an entire day with a great friend, chatting, laughing….and yes, shopping. These kinds of days are good for the soul. I am rested (sort of. Two wakeups overnight again.) I am rejuvenated. I am ready to tackle handling the kids by myself all day tomorrow.
And depending on how tomorrow goes, I may need to shop again on Sunday 😉