I've always thought we were spoiled by my former principal when he would come to our classrooms on payday mornings to deliver our checks/stubs personally. It was his way of saying "Thanks for being a teacher and a team player!"---he always said that. Even my kids would get a kick out of seeing my boss actually pay me. So, payday came yesterday. I was actually wondering how I would get my pay check stub with the new principal and all, but I forgot all about it with being busy teaching, that is until the door opened and the school secretary came in with a smile and my first pay check of the year. My heart sank a little as I tried to smile and graciously accept my check stub. It finally hit me. I miss my formal principal. I truly like our new principal, they have a lot of great ideas and super strong leading skills. I just couldn't help but get all weepy eyed when I got home and told my husband about payday. He thinks I've been in denile that the change in command happened, but I think I just miss my first boss who gave me a chance to teach at his school 4 years ago. It'll be a good year. I'm sure.