Eww, that creepy spider . . . It gives me electric guitar goosebumps whenever I scroll past it.
Such a rush! (In a you-make-me-feel-like-river-dancing kinda way.)
So I'm going to to start My Favorite Student post NOW.
But I'm not going to finish it. This is just a trailer for My Favorite Student post--a teaser, if you will.
Actually, it's not even that exciting. It's just the introduction and the thesis statement so I can knock that creepy spider off the front page.
The post is done, and my favorite student has been selected, but I haven't added the photos because I have so much grading and prepping to do for my night class tonight that my head just might burst if I try to blog my brains out too.
So don't grab any popcorn just yet.
And don't blink because you'll miss the previews if you do.
The thing I love about students is that they're young and dumb.
It's such a charge to rub shoulders with all these whipper snappers who haven't been squashed by life yet--who haven't been smacked around or run down or dropped kicked by reality. It's refreshing--all that false hope and possibility they exude, as if they're about to grab life by the booty.
The most gratifying thing about being a teacher is that I get to be the one to burst their glittery bubbles. I get to look them square in the face and say, "No, you'll never be a jukebox hero with stars in your eyes. And Yes, (Virginia) Santa did get run over by a reindeer."
(Hey, I'm just the messenger!)
Someday when they're bored and lonely and disillusioned they'll look back on my class and say, "she told me so!"
I love my job!
And I love my students.
And despite what everyone says, teachers DO have favorites. Let's be honest.
My morning class thinks they know who my favorite is.
April thinks it's Benjamin Buttars.
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Why would Benjamin Buttars be my favorite student? Just because he looks like a sparkly vampire, has a rock band and played Jean Valjean in Ideeho summer stock.
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Or just click here to refresh your Benjamin Buttars memory.
April, paleease! I'm not that easily impressed.
I would pick April over Benjamin Buttars because she's on the BYU-H softball team. But then softball players are annoying, so on second thought . . .
What are you lookin' at? That's all you get today.