Just a little blogpost having had a week off…
Things I have done:-
- Laughed at my brilliantly funny 13 year old (I had missed the point where he became hilarious)
- Walked and laughed
- Read books (not about education)
- Eaten Cake (lots of cake)
- Pyjama danced
- Played board games
- Messed about with log fires
- Laughed with my surprisingly non-moody driven 16 yr old (who following ace GCSE results in the Sciences and Maths is doing a musical theatre BTec and is fulfilled and happy)
- Taught boys bad magic tricks.
- Attempted taking band photos (regularly ruined by my hilarious 13 yr old)
- Did I mention Cake?
- Laughed with my amazingly tolerant wife (who has been an absolute rock for the past 2 1/2 years)
- Cooked a chilli that was way too hot
- Punned, as only a dad can
- Watched the Sunrise
- Cheered on raindrops as they raced down the window (mine won)
- Watched birds
- Watched the Sunset
- Read more books (not about education)
- Accidentally scared a deer
- Swam in a freezing loch
- Laughed at ancient monuments smaller than my shin.
- Realised that my work/life balance is a bit wonky.
I realised I’ve missed quite a lot in the last two and a bit years, the job is all-consuming if you let it be. My challenge this half term is to find a balance and not miss the important bits. Quantity as well as quality time.
Equally I need to make sure my staff do the same. Think the example I’ve set may not have been the best.
Watch this space… (to be continued)