Find out what it means to me….

That’s right, I’m talking about respect!

Today, I told a child to just get on their bus,  saying “Have a good weekend, Bye bye” over and over because I was tired their face and their lack of respect.  Yes, I’m admitting to not being as professional as I would have liked.  I wasn’t rude.  I smiled and genuinely did want the child to have a good weekend but mostly I just wanted them out of my sight.  When a child tells me to “shut up”…..*blink*…  I imagine if I had ever behaved that way at that age.  Heck, I don’t behave that way as an adult.

I’m about to sound very old.  I have no clue how the “youth of today” are going to make it. I know there are a few good “eggs” out there and I can only imagine their struggles and how they are going try to lead their peers to a brighter future.

I know that it’s time to take a step back again and not get emotionally attached to the students I interpret for.  It’s a fine line.  One that I find myself having to find from time to time.  It gets lost among the: make sure so and so does this, and is so and so finished with this, etc.

I have a long weekend.  A perk of being an interpreter at the end of a marking period.  Teacher planning days means no students and no need for interpreters. 😀 I’m going to use this time to get myself in check and start off the third quarter with a more professional demeanor.

2 Replies to “Find out what it means to me….”

  1. I was just talking about that today. Even with my own son, it’s all about respect. As for the youth of today, I’m with you. I wonder that myself.

  2. Oh Jeanne… The youth of today will “make it” but only in a society that caters to the rude, self-centered, and impatient. Unfortunately, the youth of today are the future and will change “the rules.” I only hope it’s not going to be as bad as it seems. Although… what would our grandparents say about OUR lifestyles and behavior now? I’m guessing I’ll be crotchety and annoyed when I’m in my 80s 😉

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