I work hard to improve my walk test scores, only to be pushed around and teased.
I bring soooo much passion and experience to the table, only to be offered a crap position at camp and told that my plans are ridiculous.
I walk two miles with the screaming baby because I made a commitment to a friend… and she forgot to leave the key, so I couldn’t even try to take her dog out.
I pour myself into the kids I watch, and their families. I think up activities, plan fun things, show up on time, correspond regularly and promptly with the parents. I am up front about scheduling and things that I need. When we make arrangements, I COUNT on those commitments. But I am of such little value to them that they can not follow through, or stick to a schedule. I am missing class for the first time EVER, because the little girls dad left and isn’t coming back. He knows I have class. I even reminded him this morning. Before I even agreed to work for them, I gave them my class schedule. I was not, in any way, deceptive. He knew and he agreed. And now I am missing IMPORTANT information in my most difficult class, AND a test review! We even had a whole conversation this morning about going to the pool. I told him that I could pick up my suit after class and we could go as soon as I got back. I also have a package, that I needed to pick up. It is chapstick, and a gift for someone else, and now it is going to sit outside in 100 degrees melting until I get home around 7 tonight.
I am easy to shove. Easy to tease. Easy to walk all over. I need to try harder to be better.