Monday, October 24, 2005

I lost my temper teaching primary yesterday.
I grabbed a particularly rude, disrespectful, and irreverent 10-year old and literally forced him away from the wall he was leaning on. As I did this, I felt a heat welling up in my brain that I haven't felt for years...

I can't help but feel those little turkeys got the best of me...

9 comments:

Chester B. said...

"It's not a tumor!"

Jay said...

RYAN MAD !!!

RYAN SMASH !!!

AAARRRRRR !!!!!!!!!

Fat eSpence said...

Eee-gah! That kid's been picked up so many times he should have a handle. They're lil monsters, Ryan. But they're good lil monsters!

PS Bill comes home from his mission on Wednesday.

kat said...

on pioneer trek i totally lost it with this deacon whose feet hurt and wanted us to pull him in the hand cart.
i think i called him the whiningest little pansy i'd ever seen.
it happens.

Jay said...

I've never lost my temper toward a kid. Not even when I did community service at the Boys&Girls club in Cedar Rapids, IA. They were little hellions, but I could only think that I was just as bad, or even worse, so it would almost be hypocritical to get mad.

Plus, all you really have to say to a kid to destroy them is, "You suck and nobody loves you." Why get mad when that is all you need to say.

Jay said...

P.S. you really NEED to submit your photo to IMDB.

Emily Allan said...

Ryan..i understand the frustration. I am in primary too. Most of the time, if I want to strangle a kid, I just take him to his mommy. Lol...lucky for me I am a teacher of 5 year olds, so they are still scared of me and respect my a-u-t-h-o-r-i-t-y-!
Isn't is a strange feeling when something like an emotion wells up inside and reminds you of your past? I relate.

Candice said...

You should threaten them with your belt! or provide a distraction? I sometimes have special needs kids come into my class (4 yr. olds), and all of the other kids are good because they end up watching the new kid with autism or ADD wander around the classroom for an hour.

Kirsten said...

there once was a boy named Holden. and that should already give you a clue that he was a menace. I knew there had to be something wrong.... they found out he had autism. BUT with a room full of 2 year olds that kid got on my nerves.