Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I had a very exciting time last night. I met with my students for the English as a Second Language (ESL) class I'll be teaching starting next month. I was told that only a few called the parish office to sign up but a lot more showed up at the meeting. So far, I'll have 15 students and I expect a few more than that.

I'm really looking forward to teaching again. I know, I can't believe I said that myself.

Teaching is definitely a gift and there are definitely different age groups one is good at teaching. I must confess, I'd much rather teach older people than younger kids. Don't get me wrong. Little kids are very cute and I love my own kids very much. Yet, there is something to say about doing your job without getting felt-up. LOL!

I'll never forget the day I stopped wearing pantyhose to work and it had nothing to do with the heat in Arizona. Little kids absolutely LOVE the feel of pantyhose. I was teaching in an elementary school and taught every class in the school. I would go from classroom to classroom all day long including two kindergarten classes.

Well, I quickly learned that the kindergarteners --not just one or two of them but LOTS of them--would fight with each other and actually climb over each other just to feel my legs. I was being groped by a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds and getting them to stop wasn't easy. Suddenly, my definition of dressing professionally was changing! Yet, that's not the worst of it. As I was finally getting them to sit down on the rug and get ready to listen to the story I was about to read, I noticed something.

There she was. Cute little Tiffany. She was sitting right in front of me with her cute little hands, the same hands that had just been all over my legs. Well, those cute little fingers began to do something that wasn't very cute at all. Yep, she began to pick her nose. But that wasn't bad enough. She pulled out a juicy one and began to play with it like Silly Putty. (EW!) Then, she did this most amazing science experiment with it. She stretched it to see how far it would go without breaking. I'm not kidding. She should have had a ruler to measure it. LOL!

Okay, now my mind put two and two together. If this was the current fascination of the moment, just what had she been up to before she was running her hands up and down my legs?!!! And what about the rest of them? Just where had their hands been? EEEK!

Yep, please give me middle-schoolers, high-schoolers or adults any day. They might not always show up to class and they might be hormonal, talk back and show attitude but they know to keep their hands to themselves. They also know not to pick their nose where I have to watch! LOL!

So, yes, I am excited to be teaching adults again. It will be a lot of fun without the mess. LOL!

Check back tomorrow to see what other exciting things I have planned.

Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

Christy said...

Congrats on the teaching again. That was a very interesting and funny story. Thanks for sharing.