Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

For the second day in a row, I've gone to work before 10 and gotten home after 9:30. I definitely don't work all those hours, but it does make for a long day. The field trip was even crazier than I expected--no less than four of our students were so scared that they started crying. Honestly, I think my expectations can be too high for people who were recently potty trained (i.e. sitting still, quietly) when I myself have a hard time not fidgeting.

In other news, I'm really enjoying learning Korean. I've figured out the whole typing situation--not that it really helps any of you, dear readers, unless my mother has decided to go ahead and memorize Hangul? I'm quite good at texting the words I know, and despite failing, I still try to speak it. The thought has crossed my mind to try and find a Korean program--there's a very "famous" one in Seoul by Sogang, the people who put out the book I'm studying. I tend to get really excited about things, obsess, then grow weary, so to break this cycle I've just inquired as to the workbook to accompany my textbook.

If anyone has the addresses for my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade teachers, I'm sure they'd be amused to know I'm asking for additional work. :)

I do have some support for this new idea, though. With 6 years of studying German, 2 years of French, and a year of Spanish behind me, I have demonstrated a fondness for languages. ... But I'm not ready to give up my day job just yet.


Julie (It is.) said...

Awww, the poor little babies :( Sorry it was a tough day...

misha said...

wow I'm so impressed by your language skills.
Good thing you can remind yourself now and then that just a couple of years ago your 'lil charges learned to use the potty.

James H. said...

You mean crying on field trips isn't normal?