Since the school year started, I have been busting my butt to adapt the Common Core to my classroom without a district-adopted curriculum. I have put in lots of hours designing, assessing, and re-writing lessons. I am also on a couple of different committees and have continued to take on a leadership role at my school. The past 4 weekends at home have been extremely busy as well with family obligations and birthday parties. I have relatives coming to stay this weekend and I have not had a chance to run errands or clean my house in over a month. I am physicallt and mentally exhausted. Oh and I'm five months pregnant. So I decided to call in a sub for tomorrow (Friday), just to see if it got picked up. It did, and here I am feeling extremely guilty for deserting my kids for what basically amounts to a mental health day. I seriously can't shake this awful feeling and am considering calling off my sub and going in anyways tomorrow. Please talk me out of it!!!!