Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Run-in

Yesterday I had a little run-in with a couple of my girl students. I came home and typed up a big blog post about it, but decided it was not very uplifting. And so I deleted it.  The little run-in was not anything I couldn't handle, but it left me disquieted. When class was over, one of the boys came up and talked to me - making me feel better. He said he didn't understand why the girls had been ugly to me and that he appreciated my help in art.  Then another boy in the next class who witnessed the run-in, said, "I'm sorry, Mrs. Baggett." meaning that he was sorry that I had had to deal with such snit.  I told him that it was all good. Then he proceeded to charm me back into smiles.

It seems that there are good kids and bad kids. Sometimes the good kids are bad and vice-versa. Today's kids are going through things that I never dreamed of going through. Divorced parents, step-parents, step-siblings, half-siblings, etc. is the norm. Druggie parents or foster parents are more the thang. This is small town America where things are suppose to be great. Things are not great. Things are quite sad. Okay, I realize this is not very uplifting either, but sometimes it helps me to think past the actual happenings in class and think about the problems behind the problem. Then I can find compassion and patience.

10 comments:

CenTexTim said...

It's tough enough being a teen-ager, what with hormones, coming of age, and all that good stuff. Factor in all the other issues you mention and it's even tougher. It's nice for them that they have someone like you in their life.

Anonymous said...

Just mark your calendar. The girls will be at it again in 28 days.

A teacher once told me I should be fighting for an A, instead of always fighting for an F. The first is easier...

Bag Blog said...

CTT, Thanks. I get to go home at noon each day. Those teachers that put in full days plus extra curricular activities are amazing or stupid.

Anon, Since it is Art, I don't give bad grades. I just ask them to attempt the work - put out some effort. In some cases, that seems to be too much. Others are beginning to catch on.

Jo Castillo said...

I’m always writing long rants and then not posting. I always feel better after I write it down. I am happy not to be dealing with teenagers … or kids. Our grandson and wife just took on 3 foster kids 4 -3-1, siblings. Don’t know for how long, of course. Hope they can deal with the loss when the time comes for them to leave. Hard to do.

As CenTexTim said, they are lucky to have you in their life.

Hugs from down south.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, Jo.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, Jo.

oakleyses said...

ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, prada outlet, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, air max, louis vuitton, chanel handbags, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, christian louboutin outlet, nike roshe, polo ralph lauren outlet online, christian louboutin, louis vuitton, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade outlet, ugg boots, replica watches, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, uggs on sale, michael kors pas cher, tiffany and co, nike outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes, polo outlet, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin uk, ray ban sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses wholesale, sac longchamp pas cher, burberry pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp pas cher, christian louboutin shoes, louboutin pas cher, nike free run, jordan pas cher, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry

oakleyses said...

hollister uk, oakley pas cher, nike air max uk, nike air max uk, lululemon canada, nike tn, nike free uk, ralph lauren uk, michael kors, north face, replica handbags, sac vanessa bruno, north face uk, michael kors outlet online, coach outlet store online, hollister pas cher, vans pas cher, michael kors outlet, mulberry uk, nike blazer pas cher, uggs outlet, nike air force, converse pas cher, burberry outlet, abercrombie and fitch uk, ray ban uk, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, new balance, nike roshe run uk, ray ban pas cher, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, timberland pas cher, coach purses, nike air max, sac hermes, michael kors outlet, guess pas cher, michael kors outlet online, polo lacoste, true religion outlet, hogan outlet, michael kors, uggs outlet, true religion jeans, burberry handbags, michael kors outlet online

oakleyses said...

hollister, mont blanc pens, abercrombie and fitch, timberland boots, vans, longchamp uk, hollister, nike roshe run, jimmy choo outlet, valentino shoes, vans outlet, converse outlet, insanity workout, mcm handbags, babyliss, asics running shoes, nike air max, gucci, reebok outlet, celine handbags, ray ban, ralph lauren, hollister clothing, instyler, lululemon, mac cosmetics, lancel, ghd hair, wedding dresses, new balance shoes, iphone cases, nike trainers uk, hermes belt, nfl jerseys, chi flat iron, p90x workout, beats by dre, bottega veneta, converse, oakley, louboutin, nike air max, nike huaraches, baseball bats, north face outlet, ferragamo shoes, soccer jerseys, herve leger, north face outlet, soccer shoes

oakleyses said...

moncler, canada goose uk, canada goose, ugg uk, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, canada goose, supra shoes, pandora uk, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, hollister, juicy couture outlet, moncler, wedding dresses, canada goose outlet, ugg pas cher, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, pandora charms, karen millen uk, canada goose, pandora jewelry, swarovski, canada goose outlet, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, marc jacobs, canada goose outlet, doudoune moncler, coach outlet, replica watches, toms shoes, moncler uk, thomas sabo, ugg, links of london, moncler, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, montre pas cher