Early this morning, I had a nightmare about school. I'm curious if anyone has had a similiar experience. The funny part is, it's something I would never do because teaching is too important to me. Here's what happened in the dream. For some strange reason I needed to quickly go to the grocery store for a large bag of popcorn for the class. I somehow just up and left my class alone and went to the store. I parked as far away from the store and went in. I was in the grocery store for over two hours while my class was left unattended. I realize there are only 15 minutes until school dismissal so I start running with my car. No matter how fast I run, the car is never close. In the middle of running my phone rings with a call from my school. I answer and the principal is on the other line and she says, "Well, I'm not exactly sure how to respond but your fired." I immediately started crying and am devastated. I'm babbling like an idiot on the phone explaining how much I love my job and can't imagine doing anything else. Somehow I finally make it to my car and haul it to school. On the way back I'm trapped in a school zone while passing LeBron James' Magnet School or something like that. This is way too random! Does he even have a school?! I don't even like the guy! I make it back to school and to the library where the kids are. They are just sitting quietly and giving me blank stares. The poor kids didn't even get any popcorn because the bell rang and they had to leave for dismissal. I promise you I had no alcohol or anything to weird to eat before I went to bed last night. I would never leave my kids unattended and would always call my school if I was running late. I think I'm too traumatized at the moment to ever buy popcorn.