Friday, December 21, 2007

The sub who falls asleep...

I was the music teacher yesterday. I fell asleep for a second. Just a second, I swear!!! No one saw, I swear! See what had happened was...I show up for work and look at the note the teacher left for me. It is 7:30 in the morning. I don't have a class until 9:30. It's high school guitar. The boys are allowed to "jam" (his words, I'm not cool like him) or they can talk, they just can't leave the room or else they might not come back. It's a big room with a nice comfy leather couch. I grab my book, tell them they better not leave under penalty of death and they better not bother me cause I am doing important things, curl up on the lovely leather couch and read....and get sleepy. Then I read the note again. I have no next class. SIGH! Walker Jen and my little guy (her cute adorable youngest son) come to visit me. Love that! They were at school for her daughters project day. Anyway....after an hour and a half of staring at the wall and reading more of my book I am even more sleepy. In come the young ones! I get them all settled down and put on Ice Age the movie. It is the week before Christmas and it is all movies all the time up there. I sit for 40 minutes while they watch the the dark...even MORE sleepy! Next class comes in...same movie. Here is where it gets dicey. I start to nod off. The room is cozy warm. The chair I am sitting in is cozy soft. I'm gone. I wake up, startled and look around. Thank goodness no one noticed as Ice Age is pretty fabulous stuff to second graders!
After all that excitement I had to come home and have a nap.
Yes folks, I get paid to nap at school. Does it get any better then that??? I don't think so!


The Jen said...

You are SO brave nodding off (BRIEFLY) with 2nd graders. I mean, if they would have noticed, there's a good chance you would have been wrapped in duct tape and properly decorated with a Sharpie marker. Whooohh- brave indeed.