The last week before deadline
All I've done is look at the thing all year.
It doesn't help that I get a little paranoid that something's wrong with it. Sure, I've gone through every page with a fine-toothed comb. The plus-side is how I've become more of an astute editor. But, I can't help but get just a little scared about what it is I've missed.
Did a four-letter word end up in the book?
Did someone stick their middle finger up in a picture? Did I miss that?
Do I trust middle school kids just a little too much?
I'm 99% sure there's not, but most teachers work isn't published in a book that's 152 pages. I think that's the most worrisome every year. I should get used to it, but I have that moment of panic every year. My fear is something will be discovered that I missed.
Then I get called down to the principal's office.
Because, a yearbook is forever -- technically. So, whatever mistake that gets placed in the yearbook -- that mistake is for forever.
You think diamonds are forever? So are yearbook errors.
I need to chill out.
*Takes a deep breath*