February 13, 2013

on not being a mom

Hey. I teach dance.
And if you didn't know that then I don't think you really read my blog. You must be a skimmer and a picture looker. If that's the case then I need to use higher quality pictures to keep you lookers around. My apologies. 

Anyways, me being a dance teacher means I work with kids. Shocking, right? Who woulda thunk it?! I mainly teach kids between the ages 2.5-11. But once a week for 2 hours I teach late middle schoolers to early high schoolers. These kids, these precious people, have become my favorites. Shh, don't tell. 

Side note: EW. Who says they like teaching high school?! Even in all my education classes in college no one ever said they wanted to teach high school. No one likes going to high school (thanks a lot, Regina George) much less reliving it every day by teaching. So...sorry. I realize I'm crazy in my enjoyment of teaching kids this age. 

But these kids! They're so much fun. And they're accountable. They go home and practice their choreography and technique. As a dance teacher, that's really all I ask of my students. Is that too much ya, 3 year olds?? Sheesh. 

Just kidding, my baby ballerinas are pretty cute too. They just only remember they get a stamp and glitter. Plies shmlies. 

Back to the story. I never thought it was weird that I call my students "my kids" until recently. My high schoolers were complaining about something being hard and I told them to shut their yappers because I teach the same thing to my kids. One of the students excitedly responded with, "YOU HAVE KIDS?!?!" I looked at the poor child like she had just spoken in tongues and was the craziest until I realized... I was the crazy one. Calling my students my kids?

Then I said a quick little thank ya to Jesus that I don't have kids yet and can come home and have a break from the silly little chillun at the end of the day. 

Ready for some crappy phone pics?! Sorry, you skimmers, these will have to do for now.
Don't my kids students look awesome? They are. Their Bob Fosse performance last night was hot. In these pictures they are probably thinking about how much they love my class. Or something like that.

6 comments:

Helene said...

i love this!!!! when I taught "my kids' i would totally say the same thing. it makes me miss teaching dance.

Nosaj Tdimhcs said...

You always make me smile!

Staci said...

Hahaha I call my niece my child all.the.time. I think half of Facebook is constantly confused on whether I have a kid or my sister does. High schoolers aren't as terrifying to me as middle schoolers.

Les said...

this post had me cracking up. I was stopping by from the Valentines' blogger party link up and saw Dancing with Ashley (love her) on your side bar and decided I better stay and look around!! what a lovely blog!!

Christine Krauth said...

I love your blog :)

Ashley said...

Wait, you teach dance??

;-)

I call my students my "girls"...so I totally get that.

I actually prefer teaching high school (I know..I'm the nut over here). It takes a special type of person to teach the babies, and I'm so grateful for them, but it's just not me. Maybe now that I have kids of my own I would be a little better at it....but probably not. I just don't understand why they can't do fouette turns....I mean, come on, you're 3...learn how to fouette. Hahah...jk...kind of.

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