Just phoned my HT about dates for coming back and it's half way through the 1st summer term (primary school), I don't want to go back after Easter as it's too early, plus my LO was born end of the month so I thought go back at the end of the month when she will be 8 months exactly. I don't want to go back the may half term as it's late this year (in June) and money has well run out by then. Any how I phoned her to say and she go in a massive grump with me saying how it'll be bad for my class as the cover teacher they have will probably leave at Easter to start a new job if she gets one (fair enough) and they will have a mix matched teacher for 2 weeks until I'm back. I said I've spent years thinking about my class and because I'm returning full time (which she should be pleased about) I want to spend every last week I can with my LO. She was so not happy and when I asked that reports are due in end of May and does she need to prepare the cover to do then/some of them she said NO YOU WILL DO THEM! This is meant t be a happy time, she has totally saddened it for me -any other job you can come an go any time, just because we are teachers why does my LO have to miss out. I know I sound selfish to my class (who I haven't met as I went to leave in the summer) but in the past 10 years I have given teaching my all and as my LO will be an only child I feel won't have this chance again to see her growing up. For the sake of 2 weeks, is it selfish?