Caly, Jeff's mom sent us a peapod outfit similar to that but it was just TOO hot. It was 88 here on Halloween!
So I paid $5 for a professional image at our mom's group Halloween party, and I wish you could see his costume more since it was my creation! Oh well, supporting a WAHM.
So I have officially extended my leave through the end of the school year. I feel great about it but there are some weird thing that are haunting me. (Never happy, right?) My principal was actually pretty supportive when I explained my health concerns and told me my job may be open at the end of the year. He, without outright complimenting me, told me that he would not hire just anyone and he wanted someone who cared about the students. Of course I am not sure I want to keep teaching full time.
The weird things are I still have my keys, my classroom is still full of my stuff, and nobody has asked me to tie up these loose ends. I guess there is no hurry they don't need my room. But it's still weird.
I am not sure my coworkers really respect my decision. :( There is one coworker who is a working mom of 4 who has been my mentor and friend for four years, and she's being kind of short with me via text.
I KNOW I made this decision for Lyle and I, and I doubt I will ever regret it, but I wish I could preserve my work relationships as I may need them! I guess I need to give everybody time, too. Sigh.
We're not having the best day. Lyle has pretty bad ingrown toenails (ewww) and I finally got them so they were growing out (weird triangle shape) and the bad one was getting long so I cut the tip and some of the skin, and BOY did it bleed. He didn't cry too much (he has cried plenty about those ingrown toenails in the past) but it just WOULD not stop bleeding, pressure, styptic pencil, finally I had to resort to a big adult bandaid and a sock.
My grandmother has offered to pay for me to begin my reading specialist credential while I'm home with Lyle. This might be really good for me as I wouldn't have to be in the classroom, but I'd have to be in a school setting to complete it because it requires a practicum.