Friday, September 19, 2008
It's a little before 1:00 a.m. and I just realized that this is the first time I have been up this late for a non-baby reason in almost a year! I wish I could say I was doing something fun like drinking wine with my girlfriends but nope...I just got done grading 25 freshman English papers. Although now I might have to drink a glass (or bottle) of wine because I am officially brain fried. I have to say that that this whole mommy/teacher gig would be a lot easier if I taught in an elementary school. Now don't get me wrong, some of my college students have the same maturity level as a first grader, but they still expect me to teach them how to write. I am just having a hard time learning how to switch gears. All day I played peek-a-boo, changed dirty diapers and repeated "ma ma" over and over again. After 7:00, I have done nothing but correct comma splices and write about the proper usage of parenthetical citations. I am afraid that I am going to end up playing Pat-a-Cake with one of my students and reading an argumentative essay on gay and lesbian marriage to Addison. But honestly...do you think she would even know the difference? And for that matter...would my students?