Thursday, June 18, 2015

Teachers LOVE Summer!!!

SO excited to be a part of Primarily Speaking's LINKY! As she mentioned: TEACHERS. LOVE. SUMMER!!! I don't know that there is a teacher out there that will disagree with that statement!! There are only a million reasons that I happen to love summer (I will try to limit it for ya'll!!)

SLEEP. Now I am a natural early riser, but being able to get a few extra hours makes A TON of difference! Compared to the 4-5 hours I got during the school year, sleeping 7-8 hours feels HEAVENLY!! I love not having to set alarms every day as early as dawn! Even when I am not actually sleeping, being able to lay around and have some laziness is not too shabby ;)  Not to mention getting to nap at the pool!!

Which brings me right to reason #2!! POOL TIME! I am a nanny during the summers and with that duty, I luckily get a pool membership!!! I have a pretty laid back job where I drive my kids to their camps and friends houses, but other than that, we spend 97% of our time (well this summer may decrease the percentage due to rain!) at the pool! Getting paid to lay at a pool and work on a summer tan? SIGN ME UP FOR LIFE!!! I enjoy getting to hangout with my kids and the fact that we get to do it at a lovely pool makes it THAT much better!!!

Summertime is my favorite time for working out! I am a huge fan of staying in shape and keeping myself healthy, so having so much more time to do is AMAZING!! I get to focus more on myself because I have more time available to me! The weather is perfect running weather and allows me to get a great, sweaty workout in! During the summer, I have the flexibility to workout whenever I want versus the school year (when I got up at 4:30 to go to the gym) I can spend two hours in the morning to do weights and abs and then run outside during the afternoon or at night since I have so much more time!

The last reason I will mention for why I love love LOVE summer is FREEDOM! Yes I have time (not really) during the year to run errands, get pedicures, and shop, but in Summer?!? I have so much more time and am able to have fun days with some of my besties!!! I love being able to spontaneously plan a night or day full of fun. Since I don't have a strict schedule because THERE IS NO SCHOOL, I feel so much more free to do more!!

Don't get me wrong, I love the school year, I love my kiddos, and I love being a teacher!! But this time away from work is so essential for relaxing, recouping, and reenergizing myself for the following year!!

Be sure to check out the other linky bloggers and find out their answers!!

And start thinking:



  1. I have a feeling most of our reason #1 will be SLEEEEEP! =)

    Sara from Mrs. P's Special Education Classroom

  2. Molly, I love this entire post! There is nothing better than being able to wake up without that alarm clock. I thought my wake up time was early, but you've got me beat. ;) And, you're so right, not having a schedule (freedom) is glorious. Each day, my little family wakes up and we ask, "What should we do today?" It's such a great feeling to just do what you feel like doing. Thank you for linking up!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. What a fun summer job Molly! I would love to get paid to lay around at the pool! I don't know how you can function on 4-5 hours of sleep. I guess it's because you are so young, lol! Enjoy your summer!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  4. Goodness! When I get less than 7 hours, I am a waking zombie and a complete grouch! You are a trooper!

    I wish I had a pool! I would be in there all day long every single day :-)