I have a dentist appointment after school so I'll be rushing out of school. I'm wondering if I'm getting sick. I'm wondering because something funky is going on with my throat. My voice is scratchy and is fading in and out. I'm actually wondering if I should even be going to the dentist. If I were the hygenist, I certainly wouldn't want to stick my hands in my mouth. Getting sick is miserable no matter who you are but I feel like it is especially miserable when you are a teacher. Multi-tasking all day is exhausting, especially as the holidays draw near. However, staying high-energy when you feel terrible is really tough.
I have what should prove to be an amazing math conference coming up at the end of the week. In my mind, being out for my own health is really never an option. I loath writing sub plans. I never want to leave knowing that there is a chance that my students could have a crap day. So, when I have to leave plans, I make sure they're thoughtful and thorough. Writing them is zero fun. I do my best to not get sick. Honestly, the only time I'm out sick these days is when my own kids are very sick. They're 14 and 15 now so when they have a bug or a cold that necessitates a day off, they're usually able to stay home on their own. Anyway, I'm not missing that conference and I'm not taking tomorrow off. There is no way I'm writing three days worth of sub plans.
I've decided to not get sick. There is no time for it. I'm not missing school and I'm not missing my math conference. I'm not getting sick.