Doesn't that make everyone laugh? What's a day off when you have animals? There is always, always something to do around the farm. Add four kids and a teaching job (one where there are no textbooks and you create all your own curricula op top of that), and the idea of time off is somewhat laughable.
My idea of a day off is a break from one of the four aspects of my life. Sometimes I fantasize about taking a day off work to clean the house!
My absolutely perfect day would start with my kids having someone else to drive them to and pick them up from school, and my favorite sub would be in my classroom. My house would be sparkling, my garden weeded and growing well, and all animals fed, watered, and healthy. I would ride Scarlett, write for two hours, and then read something that isn't written by a 15 year old. I would bake something nice for the kids (when someone else brings the home). The sun would be shining.
Since it would take a huge confluence of factors to make this day possible, I will never have the day - but to just even mentally imagine this day makes me smile. It keeps me from opening my mouth with some really inappropriately sarcastic remark when a child tries to tell me why they don't have their homework.
Okay, recess over! Have a lovely day everyone!