Wednesday 9 February 1994

And the kids came back...

I was so nervous I hardly slept last night. When I got to school in the morning I had to go straight to the toilet and vomit. Not that I could eat breakfast anyway.

But by recess time I felt as though I'd known the class for years. They were all mine. I sucked coffee in the staffroom and yacked to the other teachers like an old pro. Andrew Phoebe said there was just the right hum of activity when he passed my room at ten o'clock on the way to the photocopier.

I didn't tell him that I had prepared enough work for the first morning to keep the kids going for a week.

Anxious to please!