Tuckered Out

I woke up this morning with a sore throat and pounding headache. I don’t know where I got it from, but I didn’t sleep well last night. I am feeling a little better, as I write this, but still somewhat ill. I wouldn’t run any marathons right now. That’s for sure.

Speaking of running marathons, today seemed like one to me. It seemed that all of the children, including Colin during my tutoring session, just had difficulty paying attention. As I said, Colin was a part of that. He just wouldn’t sit still long enough for me to teach him anything. Today, I felt like I was wasting his time and mine, let alone his father’s hard-earned money. Hopefully, tomorrow will go better.

At the school, usually the most progressed student there, “River”, is the most well-behaved. However, you wouldn’t have guessed it today. I caught him twice, standing on the chairs in the classroom. (A big no-no at the school, due to the delicate nature of our furniture there.)

Even in Ch’ing-shui, I encountered resistance by the children. They just didn’t want to listen to me. It was very disheartening. I have been feeling that I am in total control of the students. Today showed me that I have a long way to go.

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