But I am relieved beyond words to learn that ALL SCHOOLS IN MOSCOW ARE CLOSED NEXT WEEK! Over half of Moscow kids are sick, so there's a mandatory quarantine. I'm thrilled my kids can come straight home from the airport and wait it out.
I'm also thrilled I'll get a chance to recuperate from this trip and from being ill for so long.
Maybe I'll even find the energy to finish painting that last wall of the girls' room...
The Head of the High School told me the news , relishing sharing every word as much as I relished hearing it... We sure did the "happy jig" in Edinburgh tonight!
One of the students discounted it all, saying, "Yeah, but you guys have no clue how great this is. WE've had no vacation since we were here for this trip!"
Me: "Do you really think this was a true vacation for us? And that we're not thrilled to have a week off from school, too?"
Student: "You just don't get it. You're a teacher. We have another life, you know."
His extent of cluelessness baffles the mind!