It is Wednesday, right? Some weeks kick my butt and this is another one of them. When I have weeks like this--days full of evening school activities, parent-teacher conferences, and after school meetings, my family has to shoulder more of the load at home. As long as I communicate my needs, my husband pitches in without complaint. Even during an easier week, I bring my job home with me every night. There is always a report to write, emails to respond to, and lessons to create. And on days when my school bag stays unopened on the chair, I'm still teaching and planning in my head. My husband has put up with it for 25 years. Being the spouse of an educator isn't easy, and I tend to forget that.