Monday, November 5, 2007

Ah, the joys of being a teacher....

like FALL FESTIVAL! Woo hoo!!

Since our schools are closed tomorrow due to Election Day because they are polling places, the powers that be decided that tonight would be a great time to have our Fall Festival. Now, to a teacher, no time is a good time to have a fall festival, but that is beside the point.

I had a touch of a stomach bug yesterday and missed both morning and evening church activities, which is totally unheard of in this preacher's kids' household, even as an adult. I didn't sleep the greatest and still wasn't feeling 100% this morning, and the thought of having to do F.F. after work really had me griping. I made it through the day with minimal running to the bathroom, but had a headache by the end of the day. So I called dh and asked him to pick up Adam from daycare and hit the door to head home as soon as I could get away with it. I laid down for 45 minutes, kissed dh and Adam hello and goodbye again, and headed back to school. We first grade teachers were in charge of 4 stations in the gym. It wasn't bad; but after bending over for almost 2 hours picking up balls and rings from the ring toss, I was feeling a tad dizzy. So I took a break, found my family, and grabbed some nachos and a Mr. Pibb. Kudos to Mrs. S. who said she wasn't going to have me pay for my food since I was there working.

All in all, it wasn't bad. Several times, kids pitched in to pick up balls, etc. for us, and gave us enough breaks so we could actually sit momentarily.

Don't get me wrong; I do appreciate that the P.T.O. is raising money for our school. But next time you go to a F.F., ask the teachers running the games if they need a potty break or if they have eaten since 11:30 am, wouldja? I'd appreciate it!

1 comment:

April said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better soon!