Everyone told me, “You’ll get so sick your first year teaching and after that, you won’t get sick again.” My first year teaching, I was rarely sick. I think I got a cold a couple times and that was it. I thought this year would be a walk in the park with my health. If I survived the first year around children, I could survive this year. Boy was I wrong!
In August, I had strep throat. In November, I had a stomach bug. In January, I had strep, AGAIN! Then in February, I had another stomach bug. Now, I am fighting a cold. My throat is sore, not strep sore though. I have a head ache that is killer and a cough that is constant and awful. On the bright side, I have kept the flu completely out of my room this year. My constant sanitation has been good for something.
I hate teaching with a cold, especially if it includes a sore throat. It hurts to talk and I can’t talk to loud because I am losing my voice. To top it all off, it’s spring. Spring break is in a week and the kids are itching to be outside all the time. They are chatty and struggling to follow instructions.
I’m just glad it’s the weekend and I can rest my voice and try to feel better for Monday. Cross your fingers!