Monday, October 23, 2006

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.


At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Steph said...

Aw, poor kids and poor Mogwai. Here's hoping for a minimum of puke.

I've been busily introducing an array of Europeans to the goodness that is Halloweenism. Much better to bribe with candy than threaten the eternal damnation of your soul. So yes, in this case - my religion is better.

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Just Some Gal said...

Hopefully the candy will fuel a sugar high that ends with barf in the parent's car...and not on your shoes. lol

Their dentists will love you either way. ;-)

I hope this week is easier than usual for you.

At 12:50 AM, Anonymous dustin said...

Ah, the joy of listening to children cry. The other day this kid was shrieking in the men's fitting room while I was folding up some shit. It seriously got to the point where I thought someone was getting abused, but a couple seconds later, the kid was silent and walking after mommy.

That noise amuses me more than anything else. It's so irrational, but I used to do more than my fair share of it, so I don't know why it amuses me so.

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous tony's mom said...

Sit down and cry louder than they do. They'll be so shocked that they stop. Well, maybe they will, if not, at least it's a learning lesson on crying and what you get out of it.


Post a Comment

<< Home