We are finishing up day 7 and I am so DONE.
Day 7. SEVEN. Why do I do this to myself every year?? Kindergarten teachers should get hazard pay for September.
24 wiggly, wild kids who act like they haven't ever been inside a school before. OH RIGHT, they haven't!!
So far in the last 7 days I have taught them how to...
hold their hand up
use the bathroom
walk (again and again and again)
I have come home hoarse and unable to talk. Exhausted and unable to cook dinner to get off the couch.
whhyyyyyyy do I do this??? I have decided I block September out of my mind, just like I did with childbirth. It is the only explanation for why I have come back the last 10 years.
After every September I ask myself why...
and every October I see how much they have grown in that month, and I see their endless potential and I know why I come back.
I'll still take that hazard pay though.