It's been a crazy fall, and my blog has gone by the wayside. I've been working hard to keep reading (check my Goodreads stats!) and balance home and work. I never feel like I'm giving either 100%, but that's the life of a working mom, and after 15 years of trying to "have it all," I'm fine with what gets finished.
Yesterday I spent every student-free moment preparing for a substitute to step in and take over the reins of my chaotic job. For one day. I specifically asked for a known, friendly sub who shares my type-C attitude and can "go with the flow." I told nearly all my students that Mrs. S. would be coming to hear them read, and wouldn't that be fun!?!?
C'mon kids - you'll be able to read the book you practiced today, and then she will share a new book with you. I bet she will even play BINGO with you if you finish early. What do you say?
"Why can't you come tomorrow?" was their response.
Huh. I thought they would be excited, but I guess I just found out that I'm a part of their day that they can count on. I haven't asked for a sub this year, and I've felt guilty. Maybe I should let that guilt go!
It was strange not to go to work today. I had appointments, carpooling, daughters, and laundry to keep me busy. It wasn't a routine day.
I'll be glad to see my students tomorrow.