...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You know you're a preschool teacher when...

...you start talking to the classroom guinea pigs in the same hyper-empathetic voice you use with the children (or "friends," as we call them at the school): "Okay, friend, I'm going to gently and carefully lift your body out of the cage. Oh...I hear you squealing. I really hear you saying that."

Words accompanied by empathetic nodding of head, furrowing of eyebrows, and pursing of lips. (Sometimes I have a headache at the end of the day from maintaining my brow in a constant empathetic furrow.)