I intended to take the day off yesterday. After six straight classes of 5th grade children, I needed a break.
Anticipating a very long weekend until my next scheduled assignment on Wednesday, I declined calls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to take classes for Monday and Tuesday mornings. After all, being around children constantly can drive a person a bit batty. Just ask any mother of 2 or more school age kids.
Then Sunday night I got a request to sub Monday at one of the three schools in the district I hate to turn down. I hesitate to turn them down because they don’t call that often. More importantly, the quality of student, in general, tends to be more…well…how should I politely say this?...”mature” is an apt description.
There you have it; I passed on several offers to substitute children in favor of one class of young adults the same age.
Now, if only some of the adults I have to interact with wouldn’t act like children most of the time, life would be good!!