No Rest for the Weary

As I am recovering from my flu, this saying pops into my head. I am a teacher. I am a mom. I am a wife. Flu! Smu!

As a teacher, every day I have to write sub plans. I also think about how the class is doing with the substitute. Are they behaving? Are they getting work done? As the complexities of the curriculum increases, leaving quality sub plans is really difficult. It hard for the sub to understand, nevermind execute. I tend to leave nothing to hard. I always say that teacher is like rocket science. Oh and did I mention that report cards are due next week.

As a wife, I have to tend to my husband. DO NOT JUDGE! Coincidently, my husband threw his back out on Saturday afternoon. For most of the weekend, he could barely move. That means all the basic chores went undone. Could I just leave them? Is that really a question? The laundry is not going to fold itself.

As a mother, I can not sleep in. My kids, 15 and 17, do not wake up with their alarms. My son has one that shakes his bed. Nothing works. So that means I have to wake up and get them going. See above as to why my husband can’t do it. While I am up, I make breakfast and cleanup the kitchen. Why? Because I am up.

I know…I know…my kids really have to step up!! And they do when we ask. But that’s a blog for another day!

Now I am back to bed with the morning talk shows and going to try to get some rest.

Published by darlallama

I am a 4th grade teacher, wife, and mother!

10 thoughts on “No Rest for the Weary

  1. You’re more than doubling roles on life’s stage (teacher, wife, mother), and it’s miraculous you can muster the energy to carry on and carry so much of the household responsibility. The sub plans are the worst chore for a sick teacher. At least we have technology to deliver them. For years sick teachers either called on others to fetch the plans or made a trip to school to hand deliver the sub note. Now rest and feel better.


  2. Ah the reality of being a mom, a wife, a teacher AND one with the flu!!! No judgement zone here! I get it! Here’s to you and I hope health finds you sooner rather than later!!


  3. I’m glad you took the day off anyway. Teacher work can wait a day, but mom & wife work seem to never end. My family was out of town for the weekend, so I can empathize with the undone weekend work. I’ll be all caught up by next weekend! Hope you’ll be well long before then.


  4. I can totally relate to this piece! Being sick is exhausting by itself, but all the other responsibilities just don’t stop! Hopefully you got plenty of rest today and feel better soon!


  5. We… might be twins. Seriously. My husband has a bad back, and it tends to find a way to be at its worst at really inopportune times. My teen also doesn’t do mornings without coaxing. And, sub plans. Geez. Mine feel like I am writing a Tolstoy novel. I hope you feel better soon!


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