day 314: my charge

His stomach hurts when he feels like he can't finish his work on time.

He stares up at the ceiling when I give directions.

He sighs a little when he has to turn his point card over.

He uses language that is inappropriate at least once a day.

When I tell him he is a good reader, he says he even reads in his dreams.

He is my student, and I like him. A lot.


gigi | June 30, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Tender. Little boys like that can melt your heart.

Ca88andra | July 1, 2010 at 5:37 AM

Boys! No matter how naughty they are, they always manage to worm their way into your heart.

TechnoBabe | July 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Ah, the days of being a student and the pressures to perform and learn and complete something. What a dear young boy. Give him a high five from me.

Momza | July 1, 2010 at 6:55 AM

You must be a really good teacher for him to be able to tell you about his dreams...

Connie | July 1, 2010 at 8:29 AM

It's fun to see the different personalities of the children. Some you can really get attached to. Hope the practicum is going well and is about over!

Garden of Egan | July 1, 2010 at 10:09 AM

So sweet.
I love that you love those that struggle.
You are an angel.

Mrs4444 | July 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

I love kids like that. So sweet. I'm glad you're his teacher :)

Kazzy | July 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM

I am sure you can relate, Barb. Thanks.

Charlotte | July 2, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I always want to scream out (having a couple of difficult boys myself), "If you just love them a little, they will love you back with all their tender heart!"

Thank you for being someone who can love the harder boys.