I never had any context to that phrase before but suddenly I get it.
I saw in our Friday School (homeschool) co-op that there weren’t very many offerings for the 6-8 age group and like any newbie to a pre-existing group, I wanted to jump right in and show my usefulness. I picked a simple topic (how to tell time and how to recognize money) and decided to teach 11 of the sweet little monkeys everything I knew.
Out of the kindness of my heart!
After my first day teaching I realized that I had signed up for way more than I bargained for as well as provided a new opportunity for those “in the know” to have a good chuckle.
What I really signed up for was one full hour of yelling at the top of my lungs to be heard, constant discipline (standing in the corner, head down on the table…), a boy who looked me in the eyes and told me NO, and a new knowledge of what my own personal Hell could look like.
And there are 8 more weeks to go.
Anyone have any good tricks up their sleeve so I don’t gain 20 lbs self medicating with chocolate?