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I live 1 mile from my school.
Me loves this fact. I'm lazy like that.
That means I live in the district in which I teach.
As such, my son goes to my school. It's been great. I'm able to volunteer in his classroom during my lunch and since he attends the afterschool program, I simply need to stop by the cafeteria or gym and snag him when I'm leaving.
I try very hard to keep a distinct line between parent and teacher which means I don't take him to school with me in the morning. I leave for work and 20 minutes later my husband drops him off.
Oh how handy that can be.
This morning I did the unthinkable.
I left my coffee at home.
I make the coffee the night before so it's icy goodness is waiting me when I awake.
Usually, it's been sucked down by 5:15, but for whatever reason (I'm looking at you toddler twins) the morning was hectic and it sat idle in the fridge waiting to come to work with me.
Halfway into my commute (yes, I realize that means 1/2 a mile from home, but it's still a commute), I realized my cupholder was empty. Not cool.
Unfortunately, I was crunched for time and couldn't doubleback and grab it.
Fortunately, hubby would be dropping the Boy off soon after so I put in the call.
My coffee was delivered and I was a happy teacher.
As an aside, the cup was a gift from a student last year. I coveted that stinking cup for months. I so wanted to buy it, but my track record of not properly caring for travel mugs made it hard to justify the purchase. I adore that cup. It looks like a regular Starbucks cup, but is hard, insulated plastic with a screw on top. The straw has a catch to keep it from coming out all the way. Best. Cup. Ever!
So...how long is your commute? Do you think you would want to live in the district you teach in?