Well after the week from hell for me, and all the teachers struggling to deal with kids over-excited about the book fair, it was agreed we won't be doing it again.
We ended up beating last year by an additional $500, but as our Principal said the cost/stress to all of us was just too much. At one point today as I did the lunch count I actually thought I might pass out, I was feeling that sick and stressed. But I made it, had to take a beta blocker for the first time in a few months and I have an unbelievably red nose.
Apparently one of the Kindergartners was quite upset after seeing me and kept asking his teacher is Miss Sarah going to be okay! We were all worn to a frazzle and agreed we can earn just as many free books from the Book Orders program, hold a fundraiser, or get donations easily from our very supportive community. And none of these at the cost of our health and sanity!
To be honest for me I had reached the point where it was either: A) another book fair or B) new secretary!!
So next week is our homecoming and will without doubt be a whole lot more fun for all :-)