50% I’m too tired & sad & don’t want to be here
50% Glad for the distraction
My students are sweet. A few of them asked why I had been absent. A few more asked if it was because the kids were sick. I teared up every time someone asked. The kids were respectful and didn’t ask any more and some gave hugs. My immediate coworkers though? They didn’t ask. They didn’t mention it. The Midwest is weird, yo.
There are 2 buildings where I work. I am in the smaller building, and work in the same space with 3 other women. The other building is larger, houses the admin offices and has about 12 teachers. A number of people in the other building asked how I was doing. The head of school is a former foster parent and family therapist. He sent a lovely email. But seriously, the 3 women I work with most closely basically ignored me yesterday.