Not Looking Forward To This Week
This week will hopefully not, but probably end up sucking...a lot.
A while ago I posted about how I was having a bunch of new kids and new classes coming in and they weren't a bad batch of munchkins. This month, they will be with me, alone, for the first time. This means that a lot of crying is most likely in my future.
I have a decent amount of patience. I can take kids punching me, kicking me, trying to jab me in the nuts, whatever, but I cannot stand teaching a class that features an hour of non-stop crying for me to listen to. It drives me up a wall. First, my neck muscles get really tense. The tension in my neck causes my shoulder to go a little out of whack. When my shoulder goes haywire, it get these great throbbing pains that shoot down my arm and back into my back and neck everytime I have to get up or use that shoulder, which in my line of work is a lot. The day is finally capped off with a nice headache that doesn't leave until I go to sleep, if at all. All because some little kid is a tad too attached to his parents.
Japanese kids also have a bad habit of puking whenever they get really stressed. Two weeks ago, you will remember that a girl blew chunks all over my foot because her mom left her. I really hope that doesn't happen this week.
In the end there is nothing that I am going to be able to do about it. It all comes down to how much Advil I am going to have to carry with me and this week, I am going to have a couple stashed away everyday I teach.
In other news, private lessons went well tonight and the kids learned about Halloween. These poor, poor children do not know the sugary goodness they are missing out on. So, I have been giving all of the kids candy at the end of the lesson if they can say "Trick-or-Treat" to me. I will also make in known I am not the crappy Halloween candy giver that shafts all of the good boys and girls with lame bulk candy treats; each of my kids tonight got a 14 pack of Kit-Kat Minis. I figure if I am the one to teach them about the true meaning of Halloween, I am going to set the bar high for what should be expected when grown-ups start dishing out candy. Accept no Winco bulk sugar candies that taste like ass and look like solidified battery acid. If grown-ups don't put out the good stuff, like whole packs of M&M's or Regular to King-sized Snickers or Milky Ways, egg their house and make sure they know what to do next year. Kids need to put the threat back into "Trick-or-Treat".
I had something else to say but forgot what it was so have a good night and please, for the sake of your house and front yard, buy good candy for kids at Halloween.