Monday, February 12, 2007

sometimes it's just so hard to be in middle school...

things i witness on a semi daily basis:

1. not getting the lead in the play -- (when i myself, thoroughly thought that letting perhaps not as deserved of a student get the lead because it would have lifted that creative part of their spirit up so high...) -- so many tears on student's part...{{aches}}

2. accidentally throwing a ball into the glass auditorium windows & breaking it -- so many tears...upon seeing said culprit (accidents always happen i want to say) after meeting with the principal and having her told she needs to pay for it...eyes well up as as she says, "i'm just so disappointed in myself..." ai yai...{{aches}}

3. not being able to finish the art project, world on their shoulders, cannot explain...{{aches}}

...sometimes these kids drive me to distraction, other times, my heart just aches for them...oh, to be 13 years old...how glad i am to not be that age, & how hard it is to witness those struggles & pains again...sigh...

4 comments:

Vi said...

the wonder years are sheer chaos. a

SweetJen said...

Wow. That is...tough. Poor kidlets. :(

meg said...

i've always agreed with matt groening's statement that middle school is "the deepest pit in hell"

Vi said...

middle school is to hell as high school is to-