Tuesday, August 13, 2013

So -- I'm already having the back to school Nightmare!

It went like this:
I'm running through the school hallway, on my way to class. But then I run into a broken staircase -- and I have to jump over a huge abyss. I'm too scared to jump. The caretaker is encouraging me to jump. Then the bell goes. I have to jump. I spend a REALLY long time psyching myself up, and then I jump. I scramble up the side and run through the hallways, and up and down many sets of stairs.... then I get to my classroom. And the parents are all inside. They are not impressed. It is the first day of school and I didn't even meet the children outside in the playground like every other teacher did.
My classroom is some kind of courtyard, with a pool in it, and a rotting, rickety wooden pool deck. I call the kids to climb out of the pool... but they ignore me. I can't get them to come out of the pool. They aren't listening! The parents are rolling their eyes because I have no control of the children. Then they leave, sneering and say "Good luck..."

Then I woke up. Yikes!

Usually, my back to school nightmare goes like this: I run and run from class to class, but I can't find my classroom or my kids. Then I find them,  phew.

That's it.
None of this jumping over an abyss, like in a video game. None of this "ignore the teacher" stuff. None of these hostile parents!

What's with that?

(note the name of this school -- for real! It's just outside of Rochester, NY)


vivian said...

LOL! must just be a little anxiety about the up coming school year! Ive been having the weirdest dreams lately too. Had a really strange one this morning but forgot it already....
you definitely need to come hang out here soon.

Sara said...

I still have school nightmares...either writing exams when I don't know the subject...or I can't find my locker! Hopefully you won't have an abyss to jump!

Amanda Pedro said...

ooo, maybe all that reno stuff you're doing is in there too. I still have teaching nightmares and I haven't been in a school classroom in 7 years! :} But yes, it is a little early for all that.

Joanne Huffman said...

I'm impressed you could jump across an abyss. I still have taking an exam for a class I never went to dreams. I love the photo af you in front of your namesake school. Enjoy the rest of summer.

Irene said...

Oh Mrs. Brown, you'll be great. Clearly your dream/nightmare school is not barrier free. You must lodge a complaint to the Accessibility Peeps, and thus have better dreams.

A bird in the hand said...

As long as in the end you get there!!!
I'm mesmerized by the photo.
Hope to see you soon. xoxo

Irene said...

thanks for stopping by Martha.