kate5kiwis: scruffles


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


well, the skool term started with a bang! on monday and i had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. i think it was because my maths class was cancelled and then i taught two surprise classes, one of which was fabby, and the other exhaustingly stink. what is WITH some kiddos' complete REFUSAL to be nice to any teacher who is not wielding the RED PEN? cos i noticed a nutso thing last term: some of my leetle kiddos respond so differently to me as a teacher when they're in "my" classes, than when they're in a class that i'm babysitting. but on monday: hey big kids, we could actually have some fun this hour, but you are being ridiculously rude and disrespectful, and so i am forced to play the power game. nasty precious. and it makes me wonder, what am i doing this for?

but then yesterday and today happened and they were beautiful stars-aligned-days. well, i completely ballsed up one relief lesson cos i got the classroom AND instructions wrong, but the kids had such a cool buzz that they just rolled with it. my "real" classes were absy fabsy and made me think that i might just be remembering how to teach after all. those leetle kids all got caught up in moments of learning and inspiring each other and i could've clapped my hands for the fairies.

and hey, there was love in the universe... one kiddo said, "ooooh, miss, i LOVE your dress! do you think i could borrow it?" and another said, later, "miss! i LOVE the flower in your hair. i think you should give it to me!" yeah, it seems that lollies aren't enough. but the funny-bone-tickle of the day was when one of the kids announced something about the planet mercury and i exclaimed how happy i am about learning a new thing every day, even now that i'm 76! and then i overheard a lad saying, "oh pffft, she's only THIRTY..."

fave new dress, from trelise cooper cheapy-temt-shop.
it has gorgeously crocheted ruffled lace capped sleeves
(woah, descriptor overload)
which are hidden by The Ubiquitous Black Cardy.
DISCLAIMER: the self portrait is
an ode to last october
and in hindsight, the ONE dress OCTOBER
is too funny, cos this year i've worn
my boots and a black cardy


Blogger Steve said...

I wish you'd been my teacher at school!

12:59 AM  
Blogger Michaela said...

Helloooooo! I came to your blog from Derfwad manor. Just popping across the Tasman to say Hi there!!! I am a music teacher, kids stick to me like burrs on socks. I love it. Like you, like your blog! Visit me on Oxygen (my main blog) if you like. xxooo

2:43 PM  
Blogger Carnies said...

1. You're perfect.
2. There is no two x

9:56 PM  

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