School backpack on my shoulder, yoga change of clothes backpack on the other shoulder, tote bag on the same shoulder, lunch box in my hand with a crate housing a math project that I could work on at home during our shut down is a juggling act as I reach my super sized sports car (aka mini van). Earlier in the day my high schooler stopped by and brought out my classroom plants to the van. I see some greenery through the windows. All day I felt I was juggling things in the air and rotating through different things that needed to be done. It was a productive day without students and as I reached the van I was willing to drop all the balls and things in my hand. I open the van door and laugh out loud; all alone in the parking lot. I stop and smile. The humor of high schoolers can be simple and funny. I pause and wonder did they do this because they cared? My yellow crate filled with plants was safety belted in to the seat for their ride home.
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