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.


9 comments

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.

CiCi | 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!

Welcome to the 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.