This is coming from a teacher and an interpreter. My line of work can be...silent so I have a lot of thoughts that run through my head. Want to hear a few?
-I never thought I could get bored at an interpreting assignment with my mind always working and my hands always moving. Well I found that one thing that I just can't do and keep professional. I CAN'T DO BORING. Give me scary, give me sad, but don't give me boring if you want me to laugh out loud.
-Last pregnancy, I was a teacher. This pregnancy, I'm a teacher. I don't know what it's like to "take it easy" when pregnant. Next time, I don't want to be waking up at 6 AM and running to the faculty bathroom. Please?
-I'm used to my students coming in announcing they got their driver's license or a first date, but now I'm getting my senior boys announcing THEIR MISSION CALLS. Crazy.
-My students have a running list of current pregnancy cravings. Some of them show up with bags of food for me.
-I can't bring religious books with me to interpreting assignments. Unless I want tears running down my face.
-The counselors told me that 1/3 of the incoming sophomore class requested ASL 1 for next year. These kind of numbers excite me and gives me hope for our program whoever teaches next year. I like to think I had some part in the process.
-Febreeze and perfumed wrists are pregnancy-nose lifesavers in a high school classroom.
-Apparently, at an assembly last Friday, some students sang "When I'm gone" to teachers who aren't returning next year. I'm glad my hormonal self somehow missed that.