Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I do not want to raise your kids!

I have a set of girls in my classroom that are awful to each other. They are mean, self-centered, arrogant, and soft hearted. So, every day I'm reteaching these girls trust, self esteem, kindness, and many other really important qualities that don't seem to come to mind at the moment (give me another hour to encounter the next meltdown and I'll list a new set of qualities I will have to reinforce). I have a hard enough time dealing with curriculum, scheduling, management, etc., to deal with emotions. So, I don't want to raise your kids! Spare me the parental role and let me methodically cram more information into their spongelike heads...

P.S. I really don't hate doing these things, it is just too draining to deal with your own family, not to mention 23 or so other 7 year olds.

1 comment:

Mama Lois said...

Those girls are very blessed to have you as a role model, Josh. God knew what He was doing when he put you in that classroom. I will keep praying that He gives you the extra energy that you are in need of.
Love, Mom H.