Just call me MOM.

Some days I feel like I'm not a teacher, I'm a mother.

When I get the tears and the sulks.
When I see the kids all proud of something they've finished.
When I'm telling kids to go get a tissue and blow their noses.
When I'm reminding them to put their hats on.
When I'm handing out bandaids for skinned knees.
When I'm patting the pre-schoolers' backs to get them to have a nap.
When I'm standing outside of the school toilets bellowing at a little boy to hurry up and "Stop playing around in there!"
(And when I get the response; "Sorry I'm slow, I'm doing a poo!" bellowed back at me.)

Just some things to look forward to, eh?

And to finish on a completely opposite note, the teenybopper in me is all hyped up to see 30 Seconds to Mars at Luna Park. Any takers to come with me? Please, please, pleaseeeee.

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lara said...

yeah, i feel like a mom sometimes too, and my kids are 16 and 17 years old. :-P

Julz* said...

*puts hand up*

I've already decided, I'm coming to sydney for the 30 Seconds to Mars show :D

Possibly go to the melb one as well, but I'll definitely be making my way to sydney in May :D

woot woot!

Susan C said...

Yeah but how about the times they call you mum because they forget.

(whats really funny is when his 7 and 8 YO students call my DH mum - hehehe)

~Kathryn~ said...

and you learnt everything you know from the best MOM didn't you !!!!!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Are you always chasing after them with forgotten hats and gloves and such? Is this what it's like to be a parent? Working in a middle school is an effective means of birth control.

Lindsey said...

You are going to be such a good Mommy one day, since you are a part time Mommy now.

elise said...

Awwww. This is a sweet post. They need you!

Laurel said...

This makes my job seem both infinitely better and infinitely worse than yours. Unfortunately, in an office job, when you feel like someone's mom, you realize moments later that "someone" is your 35-year old office manager. And that makes you angry.

VirginiaGal said...

Delurking to say, while working in a 6-12 school accounting office, during the course of one week I was mistaken from the back for both a 6th and 12th grader. So much for my ego.

Oh, I followed you back from comments on both Amalah and Sarah Says... (sometimes I Google, sometimes I take the link from Sarah).

Horrible Warning said...

I'll go, I'll go...

Oh wait...damn ocean. Never mind.

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