The day of unexpectedly hiding
Under the duvet covers,
Phil and Holly on TV
Or an hour of work
When the boss is in meetings
And there is nothing to do
But sit with a coffee
And gossip with glee;
That is the joy
Of a last minute skive,
There’s nothing quite like it
To make you feel beautifully alive.
I had two Year 7 classes today and they were both being tested for their reading, so for one glorious day I had almost nothing to do. And that is such a beautiful feeling.
I think we must be wired to do as little as possible if we are given half the chance. It’s funny, because I don’t consider myself as a lazy person, but given a bit of unsupervised time, I turn into the most slothful human being on the planet.
A couple of weeks ago we had a big storm here in the UK, and a lot of the schools in our area closed down. I kept checking our website to see if ours was closing and it was stubbornly staying open.
I eventually left home and when I got to work, I had the unsettling feeling that the building was a bit too quiet. An email had been sent about ten minutes after I left to say they were closing.
I should have been annoyed that I had an hour round trip for no reason, but that feeling of getting back in my car and driving home was luxurious. I would even go as far as to say that it felt like a spa day.
There are probably people reading this and thinking what an awful lazy person I am, but as the saying goes ‘when the cat’s away, the mice come out to play’. And if I can get away with not doing much, I will…..and I’ll have fun doing it.