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As If I Don't Do Enough.....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I teach Health, General Science, Anatomy and Physiology, P.E., Advisory and next year I have to teach G.R.A.D.S-- a class for teenage parents. I am supposed to help them set goals, become better parents, choose a method of birth control, set up and help them keep their WIC appointments (a program, one of the many I DO NOT believe in), talk to them about relationships, breast feeding, teach them to be "caring" individuals.....etc. and so forth.


Since I am at an alternative high school, the superintendent is pleased with the thought as a local medical branch will pay half of my salary and give me an aide to run off papers for the class. I AM NOT happy with the prospect! How much time is it going to take to be a parent, guardian, priest, teacher, secretary, banker, jailer, loan officer and personal assistant? I do most of the stuff already because people have children and then leave them for someone else to raise. I raised my children and I DO NOT want to raise someone else's children and grand children.

I know mistakes happen but..if you have a program for every little thing that a teen does, and said program gives them a check to pay for the little problems, what is the incentive not to keep doing the same things?


I guess I am just getting cranky. I know my check keeps getting smaller and I keep getting asked to do more and more. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of teaching but I am having trouble getting the last three classes I need to go forward and do something else. The holidays are coming, the husband is laid off and I need to find more time to ride!


THINK,

RIDE,

and PLAY!

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  • CZARINA_TV
    I've seen Teen Mom and it is *not* glamorous! The kids are always fighting with their parents about the same things kids always fight with their parents about and all of the families just look wrecked and twitchy. It isn't even shot nicely. There are plenty of shows that show off bad choices (Jersey Shore, that Kardashian show...), but that's not one of them.

    Ugh.

    I feel for you Pat. I know there isn't a whole lot of hope for the kids in your school, but I still want to think that you're making some sort of difference in someone's life... Maybe it takes a lot of effort, but...
    2541 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    I haven't seen the teenage pregnancy show, but I've heard of it. Sounds like they do tend to glorify being a mommy - NOT what the teens need to be thinking. Hope things get better for you soon. emoticon
    2544 days ago
  • GRACENFAITH
    I hear you and am right there with you. As a behavioral teacher in the middle school setting, I know it is no fun! I, too, am trying to finish my education to get out of the school system. The lack of self respect and respect for others among our youth is disheartening. So I have to take hold of the good moments and be proud when I do see a kid change for the better. It is hard to find positive when you the negative seems to be overflowing so richly. And don't sorry for the rant, that keeps you healthy!
    May God show you a blessing you didn't see before!
    emoticon Walking with Christ
    2544 days ago
  • APIRLRAIN888
    I just heard something really disturbing.
    My Sis lives in NYC, she is preggo in 3rd tri.
    Took DS to cipentral park to play
    Where she met a group of 13 yr old girls
    They were so excited about pregnancy, they wanted to touch belly
    My Sis was like ok....

    Then they said how my Sis is soooo lucky, how they r jealous bc they want to be PREGNANT!
    why? So they can WEAR cute pregnancy clothes and get all the attention and glamour!!!

    My Sis was like WHAY? what do u mean, she tired to tell them it ain't all that jazz.

    They were lalala... They started talking about a TV show, teen mom or something
    How the girls are so lucky, glamorous on that show......

    Hmmm was the show for awareness... I think epic fail! Sigh
    2544 days ago
  • MDICROCE
    I agree with you! Especially about not believing in WIC! It must be hard right now when you want to be doing something else, but can't. I'm sure you will get those last classes in soon and be able to move on. BTW, the love your Doxies! I have a little rescue one of my own, Missy. Have a better day!
    2544 days ago
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