So I am giving my last final as I write this. We are about 1/5 hours into it and only the hard-core students are left.
All four of them.
I've been in denial about grading for a few days now, putting off the grading I could be doing by rationalizing it in a few ways:
1. I don't have ALL of my finals completed yet. It would be unfair to grade students in that way.
2. I don't have any kids to care for so why not go cross-country skiing instead of grading because I can't really do that when I'm with them (the kids).
The problem with #1 is that I had some pre-final papers etc. to grade that would be nice to have done BEFORE the pile of finals sits on top of them, firm deadline pending.
The problem with #2 is that I can't GRADE with kids around either. And after I get home tonight it is non-stop kidville up until said grading deadline has long passed.
It always gets done but I've somehow forgotten the pain of the end-of-semester grading.
Why didn't I give more multiple choice questions???