No fear of dentists here

There are a lot of similarities between being a mom and being a teacher. Both jobs include constant giving : giving patiently and endlessly and cheerfully. Both jobs involve shepherding other human beings through things that they don’t necessarily want to do, whether it’s reading Macbeth or eating their peas.  Both jobs are rewarding, yes, but also totally, mind-blowingly exhausting.

So I guess it’s not surprising that this teacher-mom was actually looking forward to her dentist appointment yesterday afternoon.  I mean, seriously: forty-five minutes of reclining in a chair and not having to do anything?  It was sheer and utter bliss.  It felt like a spa treatment.  I almost fell asleep.

I think someone needs a vacation.

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