Monday, March 7, 2011

Okay, I'll admit it once again. I suck at blogging. So what?

Today was ridiculous. The worst part is that today fooled me early on into thinking that it was going to be a day full of happiness and joy. It started off so deceptively well. Well, to be honest, I woke up at 5 in the morning feeling sick (that should have been my first hint, but nooo). But I decided to brush it off and head on my way.

I did just that.

I decided that today was going to be a great day because it was raining. And I love the rain. Anyway, everything was going well. Better than well, in fact, because Italian was cancelled and there's nothing I love more than NOT having to go to that class. So I was happy. I went to Singers and I continued being happy. I was convinced that the rain was sending me vibes of positivity. Then I had to go to work.

Usually work is fine. But, my manager is on a cruise so I have to take over a bit this week. And this is when my day went downhill. And fast.

1. "You can't have your beads back because you weren't listening during announcements and we made a deal that if you could prove to me that you could be quiet and listen I would give them back to you. But you broke our deal. So I can't give the beads to you today. But if you're quiet during announcements tomorrow, you can get them then." (This resulted in lots of crying from a second grade boy and refusal to ever come back to afterschool program ever again.)

2. "Why were you just throwing a temper tantrum on the floor?"
(First grade boy. Through sobs. Naturally.)"I told my brother he could have a little bite of my candy and he took a big bite!"
"Okay, well, sometimes things happen that make us upset, but the important thing is how we react to those things that make us upset. What's something you could have done instead of throwing yourself on the ground and wailing?"'
"I don't know!!!! He ate my candy!!!!!!!"

3. "Okay, you need to prove to me that you can sit still and silent for ten seconds. Then I'll let you go get your dinner."
(Literally two seconds later) "...Now?"
"No, you need to be quiet and I'll tell you when you can go in."
(Literally five seconds later) "...Now?"

Oy vey. These kids are going to be the death of me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Two of my favorite people:

A day at the beach. March 20, 2010.