Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why I Love My Job

I have a volunteer in my classroom. Let's call her Sandy. Sandy was going to walk one of my students to the office today to be signed out early.

I said to my student, "Get your backpack. Sandy's going to walk you to the office now."

She blinked and said, "Wh -- what?"

"I'm helping someone else," I explained, "so Sandy's going to walk you down. Is that okay?"

She said, with equal parts concern and hope in her voice, "Did you -- did you say Santa?"

From her voice, I have to surmise that she was excited at the possibility of having Santa walk her to the office, but a little concerned that she hadn't properly prepared for the whole "who's been naughty and who's been nice" side of things this early in the season!

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