I just want to take a moment to have a proud mamma moment.
I LOVE MY KIDS!
No, they aren't REALLY my
kids, but they may as well be. Until recently I have been teaching English at a
nearby hagwon or private school and during my time as a teacher I fell
absolutely in love with my kiddos.
I used to be scared of
little kids. They are so small and fragile looking and I was really nervous
about being responsible for an entire classroom. My nervousness and anxiety
about being left alone with a room full of children dissolved almost
I couldn't help myself. I
absolutely fell in love with each of them. I won't lie 10 five year-olds or 8
nine year-olds can be incredibly difficult to control with all the mood swings
and tantrums, but I learned how to set boundaries and be firm while showing
them all the love I could muster. The end result was all the love and hugs that
I could handle on a daily basis Mon-Fri.
Being a teacher was
great, but the sense of fulfillment and direction that these kids have given my
life is amazing. Even though I don't teach there anymore I have made sure to go
to see them regularly and I can't believe how big they are getting! Teaching
children was a new experience for me, served to make me into a better teacher,
and has only furthered my desire to get my PhD.
Moral of the story: Kids
rock! Also, I got baby fever, whoops.