Day two of the last week of school holidays and the dreaded hump day is here.
It comes around on every school break. It’s the day I realise that there’s limited holiday left and full-time work is just around the corner.
Great big exhale.
Most of my posts relate to the fact that I love my job and my kids at school. I’m passionate about teaching most of the time. But inevitably and I doubt that I’m alone on this, in the last week of holidays, the idea of returning to work bears a heavy, anxiety-inducing burden.
Today I’m worrying.
I’m worrying about a procedural review that I’ve been asked to conduct at school. It’s something I haven’t done before, so I’m imagining late nights, Excel spreadsheets and tedious red tape.
I’m worrying about the student council elections that I have to arrange, with votes I’ll have to tally and kids I’ll have to disappoint.
I’m worrying about the black dog that term three weather often brings.
I’m worrying about the mornings and how on earth I’ll get my two dressed, fed and into the car on time, every day.
I’m worrying, as always, about my ‘day care guilt’ and I’m wondering if by working, I’m actually doing the right thing by my children.
Another great big exhale.
Sorry, but it’s hump day and I’m on a school holiday downer.
Do you worry about returning to work and leaving your kids?
Linking with Essentially Jess for a bit of #IBOT action.