Friday, January 6, 2012

to teach....

Sometimes means you're tying shoes all night, or begging a child to cooperate, even yelling over loud noises... or learning yourself.

I've learned that you just have to roll with the punches. Which typically I'm not very good at - I'm getting better. That a 5 year old who just started kindergarten this year is and receives information much differently then a 6 or 7 year old. Now you might think, course that's common sense, I thought so too - but, it's a little different after you experience it.

Last nights class are my babes. The 5-8 year olds in the first class. I have a few difficult/resistant 5 year olds who don't really trust what I have to say all the time. Probably because I'm not Mom... They are always challenging, exciting, and some times frustrating to teach. But, I can see on their little faces when they enter class each week that they're soon falling under my spell. :)

They all shout questions at the same time. Which can be overwhelming but, it's usually the same question. They will never have quiet feet in hardshoes no matter how long I stand and wait or ask, and they will indefinitely have the "cute factor" during St. Patrick's day shows.

These kids are slowly teaching me to be better in aspects of my life - and they don't even realize it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this post says so much of what it feels like to be a parent!