Well, today was the first day back at work in 2 weeks. The kids seemed excited about being back, some of the teachers including myself, could have used a few more days off. The students really were not that bad today with the exception of one, but even then, he just threw a fit more then anything. Again, I have to remind myself that these kids are here because of behavioral issues and they are not going to change overnight. Today though was the first time I called a student’s parent about his behavior. It’s upsetting when you call a parent and they respond the same way the child would. These kids are truly a product of their environment. I have two students who I am going to miss the most whenever I decide to leave. The one thinks she is a gangster, when really, she is smart but being smart isn’t cool in her “hood”. The other kid was without a father figure for his entire life due to his dad being in prison. His dad is out now and instead of trying to be a dad, he is trying to be the young boys friend. This puts stress on mom. She has acted as mother and father, being the disciplinary and the comfort. Now dad is in the picture and wants to be the friend, this kid would of course rather listen to dad. For some reason though, the mom as told me that my student comes home talking about me and how he respects and likes me. It’s kind of funny because when I normally yell at someone all the time, they end up not liking me. Maybe he just likes the feeling that someone cares..then again, most of these kids probably feel the same.
I’m not at Starbucks writing this which is a change. I’m at home waiting for my wifey to get here. The weather sucks…and she just walked in. 🙂 So yeah, the weather sucks and we are supposed to get 5-7 inches of snow. I fkn hate snow.
I wish I could will the lottery. I don’t even need to when $5 million, just like $500,000. I know some people say mo money mo problems, but damn, mo money mo bills being paid. lol I hate living paycheck to paycheck but hey, at least I’m getting a paycheck. If I won $5 million, what would I do? My wife and i have talked over this scenario many a times, even though we know the shit aint going to happen. We would give our siblings a small chunk of change, probably like $20 grand each. I’d make sure my nieces and nephews had a little for a graduation present. Buy my parents and wifey’s parents new cars. Then probably just put the rest in a CD or something. Really when you think about it, $5 million is not a lot, but it is 5 million more than what i have now.