Saturday, July 14, 2012
Six Word Saturday
''Thought Of As One Of Mine''
There are two main reasons why these six words mean so much too me this week.
In my job I have contact with a lot of children.I have worked with children since I was 16years old and that is many moons ago!
I have seen those children grow up,some have gone to university,some have got married,some have children of their own and I have even taught those children!
But one thing remains constant,whenever a child has been in my group,I think of them as one of mine.
When I'm out and about and I see one of my former pupils I will often say to whoever I'm with;
" They were one of mine"
I do this without even thinking.
They can be all grown up and I will still think of them as one of mine
Earlier this week I went to see Sharky pick up a award for his work in construction.
I was very proud of him,he went on the stage and shook hands with the head teacher.
He got a certificate and a badge and his name in a brochure with all the winners of awards.
It was a good evening and great to see so many children recording awards for a real variety of reasons.
And that's when I started to spot children who I had taught at the age of three.
And the thought that popped into my head was
They were one of mine!
And I was so proud of them and their achievements.
The second incident involves school swimming ( yes I know it rules my life at the mo! )
Chipmunk has been really lucky to be in a group with only 7-8 children.The instructor is great and the children work well together.
We have been at the swimming baths for two whole weeks now and I stand watching these children and constantly head counting and noticing how far they have come on with their swimming.
And today they went in the big pool for the first time!
I felt like a mamma duck watching her babies swim for the first time!
I was so nervous for them!
They all did well though and they have all got their 10 metres today!
I was taking to my mum about it and I said about them being in my group and how protective I felt and it occurred to me again that I thought of them as mine.
It seems to me that I 'adopt' children on a regular basis and once they have been with me they are always mine ( in the best way possible! )
I'm lucky to have worked with such great kids,for me I wouldn't want it any other way
Linking up with Cate at Six Word Saturday