So all of last week’s drama seems as though it was ages ago. Funny how that happens, huh? Things are not necessarily resolved, but I guess they’re not on my radar any longer and that makes them almost as if they never even happened. I’m going to blame it all on PMS and move on. Ok? Ok.
So far this week has been good and productive. I’m working hard on a report we have to take over to the client next week (which means road trip Thursday night) and just finished the bulk of my part and passed it on to the boss. Hopefully she’ll be able to fill in the blanks and make it “client ready” without major extra work on my part, but I know there’s a BIG chance that’s not going to happen, so more work to come, for sure.
I’ve been observing in the kindergarten classroom for my dissertation data and things are rolling. I have designed a secured blog to share thoughts with my critical friends and get some feedback from them while I reflect on the process. I’m really excited about this and find myself constantly thinking about the children, my role, the types of observations I’m collecting and the teachers and school in general. I love it!
What I’m not loving quite so much is the group of sixth/seventh grade kids I’m teaching emotional intelligence to at CSS (this is the middle school I work at 10 hours a week as part of the fellowship I have). It is beyond me how or why anyone in their right mind would choose to teach this age group for a living. Really, this is someone’s life dream? OMG, have you ever done it? I’ve taught everyone from ages 0 to 8 and then undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and professors. But this 11 to 14 crowd, it’s my first time, and let me tell you, I sure hope it will be my last. I’ll give you details on that later, but if I had to sum it up, I’d say the main reason I am petrified (sometimes) of having kids is what to do with them between the ages of 8 and 18 (or whenever they are ready to interact as adults). I hope for my sake I get over this, if not, it will be one interesting life.
But to leave you on a happier, pensive note. What do you think about this quote?
“It’s very simple. A marriage must be composed of three things: you must be emotionally compatible, intellectually compatible, and physically compatible. If you don’t have all three, a marriage will not work.” (How to be single, by Liz Tuccillo, p. 307).