Monthly Archives: November 2009

I Spend My Day With Children

I have called myself a teacher, a director of a child care program, an instructional aide.  I have a new job these days and now I call myself a special ed aide. 

But really?  I simply spend my day with children. 

I cannot believe my good fortune.

Most days, I look forward to spending my day with children.  Once I get to school, I know I am where I am meant to be.  I smile and say hello to everyone I pass.  I often feel glad during my day that I get to come to school, that this is where I work.

I know- I’m a dork.

Like anybody else, sometimes I don’t want to get up at dark-thirty and start my day.  Sometimes as I get ready, I imagine that I will call in sick.  Sometimes as I walk up to the school doors, I wish my day at work was already over.  Who doesn’t wish such things from time to time?

Then I walk in those doors and to my classroom and I am so glad to be there.  I can never be sad for too long in a room full of kids.  For the time that I spend at school, my worries (mostly) melt away and I am at peace. 

Then I spend the rest of the day with my boy.  I continue spending my day with children.  The other night, I spent a rare few hours out without the boy.  I had a fine time but….I missed my kid. 

I know- I’m a dork.

But I don’t care.  Adults are interesting and necessary in my day, but there is nothing like a kid to make you laugh, make you think.

I spend my day with children. 

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.