Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Hardest Part
One of the hardest parts about working is what to do when your child is sick. The school currently has a nasty head/fever/cough thing going around. Not surprisingly my youngest (my baby!) is down for the count. Yesterday we were able to work it that my husband took a half day while I was working. I was greatly hoping that there would be a miracle recovery and L. would be better today. After a looonnnggg night, that is not the case. I hate to disappoint people and not live up to my obligations. The school is small and there is not a lot of back-up. The usual substitute's son is also sick. I had to make the call at 7.00 this morning and say that there is no way I (or L.) could come in. Wonderfully (amazingly?), the Directress took it in stride. Luckily there are two other aides in the classroom and with several students out sick, she felt they could manage. I really appreciated her saying that. I don't like leaving people in a bind and was thankful that she didn't make me feel worse. Hopefully L. will recover soon - I am downing Airborne in hopes that it doesn't hit me too hard!