Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Not a Teacher Anymore

I have a really bad habit.  Actually, if I were still teaching it would be a really good habit. However,  I am so far removed from my teaching career that people who know me now have no idea I ever taught.  This is where good teaching habits go bad. 

I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I figure I share all my issues.  I share issues like I'm sitting on a nice fluffy couch paying someone to listen to my issues.  But, since I don't want to pay anyone to listen to my junk I just make you read about it.  Except, you come here by choice so maybe I should be concerned for you.

Yeah, that's it.  I'm concerned for you. 

And me.

Do you see what I'm doing here?  I'm stalling.  Stalling so I don't have to tell you my bad habit. 

But, I will.  Here it goes.

I frequently correct other kids in public.

Aye, aye, aye...I said it!

I only taught for seven years.  I've been out of teaching for 5 years.  Yet, I still find myself correcting kids whether I know them or not.  I am THAT annoying person.

I promise I don't think I am a super parent.  My kids can act like a bunch of hooligans, and Chubby Cheekers keeps me on my toes daily.  If I ever thought I was a good parent, Chubby Cheekers was put on this Earth to challenge that thought. The problem is if I see one kid doing something that hurts or invades another kid's personal space, I cannot keep my mouth shut.  I physically start twitching just watching it. 

Tell me I'm not alone here.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Okay, so I'm alone.  I'm seeking help.  I can completely understand if you want your children to run and hide from me.  It could be the only way to intervene.  Maybe I just need to realize I am not a teacher anymore.  I don't need to operate under the 'It Takes a Village To Raise a Child' motto.

1 comment:

Jami Jo said...

I was a teacher for 6 years. Out for 4 years now. I do it too!