Wednesday morning I woke up with a very sore throat. I didn't realize that I was actually sick until I was half way to work. My throat hurt, my head hurt, my neck hurt, and I was cranky. I knew that it was going to be a tough day, so I warned my students that I wasn't feeling well. They were very sweet. All day long they would remind each other not to make me yell or upset me because my throat was hurting. I just love those kids! They day was long and I snapped a little more than I normally would. I had decided that I should stay a little later that afternoon and get some sub plans ready just in case I was unable to go to work the following day. By the time the students had all left I just couldn't bring myself to stay. I was sure I'd be fine in the morning.
When I got home I had a FEVER! I have not had a fever in many years and decided to go to the doctors. While there was nothing diagnosable wrong with me, I decided that a fever was a good reason to call in sick the following day. I called my friend MP and asked her to please give sub plans to my sub in the morning. She quickly reminded me that I vowed not to get sick and agreed to pass the plans on. Unfortunately the school email was down and the plans never made it to my sub! As I sit here writing this blog I can't help but wonder what my kids did all day. I was surprisingly relaxed today and didn't worry about them as much as I thought I would. My fever seems to be gone and I plan on returning to work tomorrow. I am looking forward to the hugs, comments, and questions that my fabulous students will be full of tomorrow!