I'm taking some students to an academic competition this afternoon and wanted the morning to myself to get a few extra winks. Maybe a donut and some Netflix. Who knows? Not me! Why? Because sometimes other teaches need the day more than you. There's a teacher at my school. Real sweet, loves the kids, never leaves work, always there always teaching. She had an emergency.
As i'm doing my happy dance out of the building, I notice that she is in a state of emotional compromise. I offered to take her morning classes because she had no sub and I was only fake busy. She resisted at first, but I insisted she take care of her self first. I'm now sitting watching her kids while she handles a real emergency.
Want to know the extra treat? These are my kids from last year who I like way more now that they aren't mine anymore.