We chatted and I left a bit frazzled. I forgot about some work we had to do outside my classroom today and thus forgot I had a guest teacher coming. Her position doesn't require a guest teacher and she was sympathetic. I told her I'd figure it out and be ready soon. I got to my room and felt overwhelmed. I had plans and wasn't sure someone else could understand my notes. Guest teacher plans are written with greater detail. She came down in a couple of minutes and asked, how can I help? I didn't know and began to give my typical response - I've got it and I stopped. I then said something like, "actually - I need this copied for more details and the books pulled from my filing cabinet." She quietly gathered things and offered kindness when I was a bit frazzled. Just what I needed to accept.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.