This helped to cheer me up:
We started blocking Macbeth this morning. The bleeding sargeant came stumbling into the scene and bowed to the king, like I had taught them.
"Now how do I stand up?" the sargeant asked from her bent-over position.
"Duncan needs to give you permission, right?" I said.
Duncan asked, "How do I do that?"
"Well, what could you do?" I asked.
Duncan thought for a moment. "I could say, 'Rise sir'-"
And the entire class joined in, laughing, "from this semi-recumbent posture. It is most decorous!"
And, oh, I was so proud and so happy. Mah babies are quoting Wilde while rehearsing Shakespeare! What could be better than that?