Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A new kind of tired!
I have been back to work since August 4th, however, my students did not return until yesterday! Oh my goodness, I am tired! There is a huge difference between just being at work and actually teaching! The good part about teaching is that I forget how truly stressful (i,e. awful) the first few days with kids are! I teach preschool and they are so needy. They come to me babies and leave me kindergartners. I forget about the tears that accompany them to school. Sometimes the tears are from the students and other times it is the mommies and occasionally, it's been me!!!!! I always find it fascinating on how many do not cry on the first day, but wait until the second day when the reality sets in that this was not a one day deal! I chuckle to myself at some of the things they do and say. In years past, I have had to remind some students that they are not the boss in the classroom, there is only one boss and it is me! I wouldn't trade it for the world though, the hugs and I love yous make up for the sheer exhaustion and stress I am feeling tonight!