As most of you know I am not working right now - I took off two weeks before Amalea was born and am going to be taking off 9 weeks after (I get 6 weeks paid with my disability insurance, but I am taking more without pay). I will go back to work December 3 for three weeks and then it is Christmas break so I will have two weeks off.
I am enjoying the break from work and honestly haven't really been thinking or worrying about it much at all - that is until recently. I got an email yesterday from a student, another letter handwritten from a student, and a phone call from the counselor at work. It seems that my classes are really struggling with my substitute. They are having such a hard time that there are now parents involved. It's a long story to explain what is going on, but basically things I left to be taught aren't being taught and students are having a hard time getting along with my sub.
Now, this doesn't make me want to go back to work any sooner, however, it has reminded me that I have 80 kids waiting for me when I return. For now I am praying for each kid and hoping that things aren't too screwed up when I return. It should be a fun three weeks in December :-)