08 Apr '18, 4am

Wife of S’porean teacher shows hidden costs of teaching as her husband exhausted by 9.15pm https://t.co/4J10JqeGSP

“I’m exhausted,” he explains apologetically, as I try to get him to get up from the yoga mat on our living room floor and move into the bedroom instead. He’s been nodding off in front of Netflix since 9.15pm, struggling to keep awake so we can spend time together. “The Drama CCA kids were having a farewell for their Sec 4s today and I had to stay back for their send-off. They didn’t manage to finish all the sixteen pizzas I bought.” I ask him how much pizza was left and he says, “About one whole pizza?” I point out that next time he probably could buy one less, and he shrugs and says, “Well, it was 1-for-1.” Surely a farewell party couldn’t have been THAT tiring. “Before that I had a whole day of back-to-back lessons and I was running here and there to settle all the prep for the Drama kids too.” On a regular weekday, Brennan can clock 20,000 steps on his step tracker, jus...

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