Miss Strawberry Milkshake, reporting for duty...er, posting.
The teacher hat is the only one I've worn all week. I miss my lazy mornings, watching entertaining shows at night, catching up on blogs and well, having a life! The swine flu hit the son of one of our teachers, so I've been subbing every morning (man, I miss sleeping in). I've been putting in 10-11 hour days and today Jessa was out sick. She's heading to the doctor tomorrow to see if what she has is also the swine flu. I sent a little girl from school home with a 100.4 fever at 4 pm, a significant number of my lunchers are ill...needless to say, things have been chaotic here.
Tomorrow's Friday though...so even if I have to sub Monday morning, I have a few days to recoup before starting this all over again. I'm heading to my parents' countryside home (as in, they live in a field) to attempt a relaxing weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in some time to blog and read your blogs. They're all piled up in my handy dandy Google Reader!
One cute kidism from today:
Before nap, I was just plum out of patience and sat myself down in the nap room for two minutes while my boss, realizing I was at the end of my rope, read a book to my students. After nap, I was stacking cots, laying out blankets for the kids to roll/fold and tying shoelaces as fast as I could. Jake began to get impatient so I asked him to sit on a chair and wait until I was able to make my way to him (he CANNOT stop moving his body and gets all the other kids riled up. Plus, who likes to be wakened by a smacking noise in their ear??). I reminded him that I was only one person, there were lots of nappers and I was by myself today. He thought about it for a second, and then said,
"Oh, that's right. You're not an octopus, are you?"
That sure would come in handy this week!!!