The Dreaded PTC: Positive Vibes and Outcomes

So yesterday was parent teacher conferences and it was the first time I was the teacher. 

For four hours, I spoke to parents about their child’s strengths and weaknesses. The definition of glow and grow. I listened to their concerns, their questions and best of all: their praise. 

Not one parent looked down on me for being so young or inexperienced. Not one parent said “you can’t know that because you don’t have your own kids”. They listened, they agreed and were thankful that I knew their child. That I really knew them. Their personalities, their interests, their strengths and areas that could be improved on. 

Through the craziness of the past three months, I have gotten to know 16 little humans who I now have a soft spot for. 

These kids want to learn and play and be appreciated and that’s what they are able to get. 

So waking up this morning was a little easier knowing that what I have been doing, all the hard work and all the time I’ve committed is appreciated and acknowledged. Yes I’m exhausted and can’t believe it’s only Wednesday but I have a little pep in my step ☺️. 

Funny story: During one of the breaks, I walked into my room and announced that I need hugs. Eight little munchkins ran over and nearly tackled me. And then I felt like I could continue haha. 

-Z 

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