|Music Shop Window in Staunton, VA|
This time of year is a bunch of fun, though. A short month due to two weeks off at the end of December, lots of red and green and blue and white everywhere, walking into classrooms to see kids and finding the room empty since the whole class is watching another grade's dress rehearsal...it's great. It's easy to get kids to talk since all you have to do is ask them what they're hoping for, gift-wise. It's easy to get adults to talk since you just have to say, "Are you traveling for the holidays?" and you'll get the inside scoop on their family dynamics.
Working in the school system helps me appreciate the seasons and the holidays. Every occasion in the year is used as a visual teaching opp for kids so it's always around you. A continual orientation to time and place and who I am. Another free perk of working in schools.