Friday, September 19, 2008

Brain Fried

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?

3 comments:

  1. this just made my day... thanks for bringing a good dish of humor to my day! xo, nmb

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  2. I MUST agree...this was totally hilarious! I love reading your funny stories.

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  3. You are sooo funny Jen! I love reading your posts each day. Wish I lived closer so I could come over with Brecken and we could have a glass of wine and talk teaching! I could give you some pointers on how to teach those college students like my first graders! hahahahaha...

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