Thursday, June 14, 2007
OK, not really! I actually still love my job, aside from the whole 9 hours a day, no lunch break, constant noise issue. The kids are amazingly sweet, even "that" annoying one who manages to work on my last nerve over and over again. There have been days when I probably said "his" name twenty times. Oh man, I'm getting tired just rehashing it..
So yeah, this new J.O.B., although fun and incredibly rewarding, sucks every last bit of energy out of my bod. Today we went on a field trip to an archery shooting range (yeah, with 1st graders) and during the bus ride there, about 3 minutes into one of the 3rd graders gabbing to me non-stop about I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT, I pulled my sunglasses down over my eyes and promptly fell asleep. The drive lasted all of 10 minutes, but those 5 solid minutes of sleep were fantastic. When I woke up, Mallory was STILL talking, so I smiled and nodded... and then she took my hand, looked up at me, and smiled that "You're my best friend, Miss Katie" smile. I almost felt like a jerk, but I was just. too. tired. to feel anything.
But then I think about how sweet it is to see all these kids, many of whom go to school at the academy there, which is part of our church, get SO excited about God. A lot of them know more than I do! Who can name the fruits of the spirit? Becuase little Vivian? Can. and she's like barely 6 years old. (Turns out pineapple, mango and peaches are NOT fruits of the spirit.) They played this Bible game today where they had to look up John 3:16 in their little pocket Bibles... as a way to help them learn where the books of the Bible are (ok, i really suck at this game) and it was completely silent except for the flipping of the paper-thin miniature Bible pages. They were so into it that I had goosebumps up and down my arms:)
So tomorrow is movie and PJ day and you betta baleeeev I'll be there rockin' my jammies. And to think, just weeks ago wearing pjs to work was an everyday occurrence.