Descriptive Essay About School Day

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The alarm goes off at 5:30 am. I drag myself out of bed towards the shower, purposefully to stir my youngest in the process. After rushing to get dressed and ready, I hurry to the kitchen to make breakfast. My oldest meets me halfway and makes plates for herself and her two younger siblings. The middle one doesn’t finally get up until 10 minutes before he’s scheduled to walk out the door. By the time I manage to get everyone up and where they’re supposed to go (the oldest driving my middle to school, my youngest dropped in daycare) I’m 15 minutes behind schedule. I take the 45 min drive to work and face a room full of chaotic 2nd graders for a hefty 7 hours before staying after for another 2 to help the other faculty and then taking…show more content…
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