I did something today I never ever do.
I took a sick day.
I absolutely hate the idea of leaving my kids in the hand of a sub, mainly because I feel sorry for the sub and I never can be assured that all hell won't break lose when I'm gone. Nothing against subs - I did it for three years and there isn't a lower paid underappreciated group of people on the planet - but seventh graders can be sneaking, lying, obnoxious little twerps and I always fear the worse.
So that should give you an idea of how absolutely rotten I feel.
There is this bronchial crud going through the building. A lot of teachers are out with it and I've had it now for nine days and it isn't getting any better. In fact, it's getting worse so I actually have a doctor's appointment for tomorrow afternoon. What I need are some powerful drugs to kick this thing. So, in the meantime, after hacking and coughing my way through the weekend, and through Monday school and after school tutoring, I finally just caved in and arranged to take Tuesday off. I physically hurt everywhere from the coughing and am sick and tired of not being able to breathe without a huge wheezing sound.
So I stayed home.
And slept some more.
And that's about it.
I'll be back at school tomorrow, mainly because I'm feeling just a tad better and I don't have plans ready for a sub for tomorrow.
And honestly, the thought of leaving my kids alone with a sub for two straight days scares the hell out of me.