It was a rough exam week. Tests 8 to 5. Just walking around the back of the classroom proctoring and monitoring all day felt exhausting, like I was being strangled by some unseen force or pressure surrounding me.
I don't know what it takes to impress a parent here. What is needed for parents to not drive their children toward some future unhappy madness. I only know that I'm a pressure valve. A counterbalance. So laugh away children. Laugh and find joy here in this place. There's redemption for both of us in that.