There’s nothing like a super day at work to put a smile on your face.
Shobs and I had one of our long days today, but damn it was productive. Working with kids can be both discouraging and greatly rewarding. Discouraging because the kids we work with don’t have the resources to learn the way we did and improvements are painstakingly slow to nonexistent. But it can be oh so rewarding when you teach them something and they come back the next day and remember it, or they show unrestrained enthusiasm towards learning something in particular. To top it all off, I was told that the kids had been talking about us at home and showing enthusiasm, and are in fact attempting to improve themselves. Nothing could have been better news for me today, still trying to recover from the b’day from hell.
I was starting to have serious doubts about the work we were doing, and my abilities in particular. I have a tendency to not like children. Ok honestly, I downright dislike them. But not these kids. They aren’t the
The kids know us now, and they like us, or at least I like to think so. I’m used to being called ‘teacher’ now; I cringed inwardly when they first called me that. I remember backing up in horror when they worshiped me at the end of my first class. That kind of thing makes me very uncomfortable, given that I am the last person in the world deserving of it. I’m better now I think; I do an awkward head-pat and mumble thank you, which is probably not what I’m supposed to do but its better than grabbing my bag and running out at the end of class.
I’m rambling I think, this is not what I set out to blog about, but there’s so much to say after every day, so much to think about and analyze, that even though I have a separate blog for work related stuff, I can’t help but want to share some of it with you guys.
Its been a tiring week, a bluesy one, what with an inexplicable bout of depression at my growing old (haha) and all. I honestly wasn't being angsty and attention whore-y in my previous post (boo to you Pissu), it was a real place I was in, as emo as that sounds. I love my b'day, I wait all year for it and this one just suddenly scared me. I'll try again in a month :)
Anyhoo, we're heading up to Kandy tomorrow for some good rugby and, hopefully, hot guys. Also to show Shobs the Maligawa but that is just a side attraction. Actually she'll probably enjoy that more than the rugby or hot boys but that is where she and I differ :) I haven’t got my hands on some booze as yet but hopefully that too will happen. And substances. Lots and lots of substances. In fact, a dark room, a case of Coronas, substances and an Incubus play list right about now would hit the spot. Anyway, have a good weekend all and maybe I’ll see some of you in