Thursday, July 27, 2017
(Not Quite) Wide Awake
It's time for #ThrowbackThursday, where I recycle and old post. It's summer, so I've been doing a lot of reading. Just the other night I was again up way too late. At least this time I didn't have to get up in the morning. This was originally posted on May 6, 2014. And, for the record, I was not sleeping in class. I wasn't even dozing...
The girl waved her hands in the air and then clapped loudly. Huh? I went over to investigate.
"I woke you up," the girl explained.
Woke me? I wasn't asleep.
"Yes you were. Your eyes were closed."
Um, no, they weren't.
I may have been yawning widely, but I wasn't asleep. I really should know better than to start reading a new book before bed on a school night. I can read for hours, even when I need to be up in the morning. And I drag through the next day. But I have never, ever fallen asleep in class.
I've heard horror stories about subs who sleep in class. If I feel like I might nod off, I'll get up and walk around. I anticipate a prep period where I can close my eyes. I whimper and moan to myself. But sleep? Absolutely not.
Soon, the discussion turned into my denying it and her insisting that I had been asleep.
When 8th graders think they're right...
So, I walked away. What was I going to do, write her up for accusing me of sleeping?