Friday, September 15, 2006

Heart warming

Sometimes I don't like working with the lowest level kids, usually I enjoy it, but sometimes I just love it. Wednesday I had a heart warming moment.

In our school there's a short break after every second class period. That means a break after second, fourth and sixth. After eight period there's no break: school's out then. In every break teachers are on duty in the cafeteria and hall ways to make sure the children behave. It's not a job I enjoy very much, because I hate being a police officer. You can hear me say things like: ""DON'T KICK HIM or I'll have to kick you!"(kidding, you get that right?), "Pick up that Snickers wrapper please", "Please don't stick peanut butter sandwiches under the cafeteria tables".... I'd much rather give kids compliments.

Anyway, back to Wednesday. Third break I was on duty, roaming the hallways, looking for kids behaving badly when I noticed these two third year girls whom I taught last year. They were whispering behind their hands and their eyes followed me as I walked through the hall. After a couple of minutes they called me and asked: "Miss! We were just talking about you... have you lost weight? You look really good!".
Talk about heart warming moments....

Yes, I did loose weight (but not very much).

8 comments:

hette said...

Dat is mooi en eerlijk gezegd. Op zulke momenten zijn ze volgens mij harstikke lief.

falleri said...

Echt lief. Heel leuk lijkt me dat.

Alette said...

Het kan soms best moeilijk zijn met die pubers maar dit was toch wel erg lief :)
Ik kreeg vanmiddag ook een compliment van iemand die ik een tijd niet had gezien. Geweldig is dat he zoiets.
Doorzetten met de home trainer hoor, het werpt echt vruchten af :)

gr Alette

Esk said...

You know what they say: Drunk people and children tell the truth!

Dutchnic said...

@hette: zijn ze ook, al vergeet ik dat nog wel eens...;-)

@falleri: ga zo door, dan maak jij het ook nog mee (hoewel misschien over afvallen want dat zou eng worden bij jou).

@alette: zeker geweldig, en gefeliciteerd met het compliment!


@esk: hihi, zo had ik het nog niet bekeken, bedankt!

Teddy said...

Leuk en eerlijk dat ze dat ook zo tegen je zeggen.

Lieke said...

That is very sweet of them.... Bless them.

Dutchnic said...

@teddy: soms kan die eerlijkheid best vervelend zijn, maar nu gelukkig niet.

@lieke: bless them indeed!