August 09, 2004

Hair of the dog

We are baby-sitting a labrador for the next three days. I am in awe of how much hair this dog has in her possession and how much of it she is willing to share with our house on an hourly basis. It cascades from her in a shower of golden irritant when she rises from her rest, and when she walks. She has been here three hours, and the rug looks pretty bloody hairy already...

I am seriously Csidering returning to teaching - quick - someone tell me I am insane, why, and Cvince me that the money and the hours are not worth the stress!

We spent the weekend socialising and a quick outbreak of cleaning. the smallest sprog has a throat infection, the larger one has bad verbal diarrhea at the moment. We enjoyed the weekend anyway!

Posted by Toni at August 9, 2004 11:15 AM

You're insane. You'll be exhausted all the time and fade away to nothing.

Is this general work-aversion speaking? Because if so, I can relate. :)

Posted by: iona at August 9, 2004 12:32 PM

I don't think it is work aversion - after all I work now, and fairly hard too. The difference is that the paying job will follow me home, it doesn't at the moment.

But I would be there after school for the big sprat, the little one wouldn't have to do such long hours in care, and the school holidays wouldn't be so bloody difficult.

Posted by: toni at August 9, 2004 01:38 PM

Except that teachers quite often get sick in the holidays as a response to the insane levels of term-time stress...

(You *did* ask to be talked out of this, remember. :-)

By work aversion, I meant aversion to your office job, btw.

Posted by: iona at August 9, 2004 02:11 PM