Monday, September 28, 2009

High School Drama

So going through all these fertility treatments, and hopefully getting pregnant within the next year, we decided that I would work part time for my parents doing customer service, and fill the rest of my 'free time' with substitute teaching.  Since I have a teaching degree, I was 'hired on' right away.  I've worked actually more then I was expecting.  The district uses an online scheduling thing, and you have to check it every once in a while to see if any new assignments show up.  There was one that was for 1st grade... needless to say that assignment was quickly rejected, (and luckily replaced with being a secretary for the day!).  

So far I've really enjoyed my time, it requires no planning, no dealing with parents, no grading... you go, you teach, you leave.  AWESOME!

Today, was a completely different story.  I taught at a High School today, science, and had all grade levels.  At one point I felt like I was stabbed in my stomach.  Two of my students were pregnant, one probably about 7 months, one due any day... and another student who gave birth over the summer.  She came in complaining that the damn baby cried all f-ing weekend... and that she was so sick of him.  Later in the class I heard her tell one of the other students that she wish she would have just had an abortion, so she could 'enjoy' her senior year.  Ugh.  Of course I can't say anything, because I'm a sub... but I wanted to just shake her and scream "There are other options, even now!  You could give that child up for adoption, where he would be placed with a family that desperately wants him!!"  Also another phrase that came to mind "Do you know how many women have paid THOUSANDS to have the PRIVLAGE of getting woke up in the middle of the night!!!!"   

Ugh... frustrating.


  1. That is so frustrating! I will never understand why they are mothers when we can not be! It is the ultimate slap in the face!

  2. utterly disgusting.

    i'm so sad that you had to experience that.