Friday, October 10, 2008

Called in Sick

I greet my kids with a handshake or a hug every morning at the door. It's one of my favorite times of the day, because I get to smile at every student and talk to every one.

Unfortunately, however, last week as my students were greeting me, they were saying "Mrs. Howard, last night I was throwing up all night." I knew then that there was a chance I'd get sick, and so I obsessively made a point to wash my hands after touching them or their belongings at all.

Well, this week I got a little lax on the handwashing. As a child was telling me that he threw up that morning, I thought, "OH NO!!! They still have it." But it was too late. Today I had to call in sick after a sleepless night.

PARENTS, please remember that us teachers can't just call in sick when you're little ones give it to us. I had to get up at 4am this morning to write lesson plans, while feeling absolutely HORRIBLE. If you're child hasn't held food down for at least 12 hours, do not send them to school!!!


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Good advice. Sometimes I wonder about the sanity of parents...

Feel better, Cuz!

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