So yesterday I had to take a sick day to stay home with my daughter. She has been feeling under the weather and not really eating for the past 5 days or so. Saturday night my mother-in-law came down with it and my father-in-law wasn’t feeling any better. Since they are our day-care providers I thought it would be best to keep her with me.
Sunday night at 7:30 I sit at the table and write out my plans while my 2-year old is crying for mommy to take her. It was so hard to not be able to comfort her right then and there but if I didn’t get my work done then I couldn’t have stayed home with her. Luckily, I have master plans all ready on my computer and so I just need to plug in a few things here and there. Within 30-45 minutes I was done. Phew!
The one thing that is frustrating about teaching is that it takes so much extra work to try and prepare for a sub and then I worry about my kids and the routine being out of place, etc. I am fortunate for a wonderful group of co-workers who are willing to help in any way that they can.
In order to prevent myself from getting my daughter dressed in the morning and taking her out when her eyes and nose were like a faucet, I asked a couple of co-workers to print my plans, give my sub some information and I even had a chance to have a good friend of mine pick up my son and take him to school and drop him off.
What a blessing. I hope they know that if they are ever in the same situation they can absolutely ask me to help them!