When I played school with my friends when I was younger, I was always the teacher. Even though it was for pretend, I got a thrill from standing in front of a group of "students" and helping them conquer challenging material. When I went to middle school and was old enough to babysit, I made it known to everyone I knew that had young children that I would be willing to watch their kids. Now I am going to college to become a high school Spanish teacher. Because I can never get enough of kids, I'm spending my summer working at a day camp for preschoolers. I can not think of a better way to spend my time. Reasons why I love my job include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. You keep up with the latest trends
2. They're always happy to see you
3. You get to play pretend
4. You get to play in general
5. Kids do and say the silliest and craziest thingsI need to start keeping a list of these! There are too many to remember on a daily basis.
6. You get to be a role model
7. It teaches you patience
8. You go on the best field trips
I got to see "Finding Dory" last summer for free, in addition to going mini golfing.
9. It teaches you responsibility
Parents are entrusting their children to you, their pride and joy. If that isn't a lot to take on, I don't know what is.
10. It gives you hope for the future
If these kids are this great at 4 or 5 years old, imagine what they will be able to do in the future.
I was asked today at work if this was really what I wanted to do for a career. The answer is a resounding yes.