in this particular instance I threw on some kerosene, lighter fluid and a stick of dynomite just make sure it was really and truly uncrossable. I’ve been floating around throughout the school district working as a substitute teacher for a little over a month now. For the most part the children are all wonderful and it’s been both challenging and rewarding as well… often at the same time. Yesterday’s assignment included filling in for a music teacher who taught many different grade levels. For the last period of the day a teacher stopped by with her 6th grade class. Without hesitation or exception I can honestly say that these were the worst group of ill-mannered, rude and down right nasty children I’ve had the misfortune to work with. My skin is pretty tough, so barbs directed at me do little. But these kids were mean to one another. Very mean. Without going into details I’ll just say that at the end of the day I wrote a long and detailed letter for both the music teacher as well as their regular teacher. I’ve no idea if any follow up took place today, but I’m quite certain that neither of those teachers will ask me back again. Afternoons (following regular school) and evenings I’ve been working at the day care center. It’s hard to believe that the sweet little tykes there could someday evolve into pre-hormonal beasts. I’m not going to stop working, but this particular group is on my newly created “No Friggin’ Way” list.
This past weekend went quickly and we had an extra girl with us throughout the duration. A1 and the extra knitted scarves at one point. They used up some novelty yarn. Hooray!
A3 finally got her ears pierced too! She’s been waiting for a really long time to have this done. We made her wait to make sure that she’d take care of them and be responsible. Of course she chose pink!
Several rows of sock knitting are all I have to boast of these past few days. Knitting time has been choppy and sporadic at best. Part of the Arwen will need to be frogged back (to where the hood increases start) because I’ve no idea where I left off.
Elsewhere, the acrylic yarn is still mid-auction, but it has bids! Whoo hoo!