My Tribute today is to...... Teachers.
Emma goes to the same school John teaches at and as I was dropping her off the other day, I walked passed John's classroom and witnessed the most horrendous display of parenting. I know we all have faults and I am FAR from the perfect parent. But this little Brat, I am sorry there is NO other word for it, had her mother so wrapped around her finger.
I preceded to talk to John for a while and when I left, 20 minutes later, this child was still SCREAMING at her teacher. She had hit her, yelled at her, thrown things. I deal with frustrating people, but I can not imagine dealing with children everyday. The worst thing about all of this is the teachers can't do anything about it. They took her to the office, where she proceeded to scream at the principal and superintendent.
It is just amazing, these teachers get puked on, yelled at, kicked and all the parents say most of the time is:
1. Well he/she was just having a bad day.... or something along those lines
2. They blame the teacher.... well you probably didn't handle him/her correctly.
Beyond that, teachers are completely underpaid and underappreciated.
These people have the opportunity to shape and mold the future. They are the ones teaching the future doctors, politicians, lawyers etc. how to read, write, what's wrong/right. They are some of the most wonderful people in the world and they do this because they love it!!!
So I am using today to say thank you to all the teachers in the world!! Also, to say don't give up, you are making a difference whether you know it or not!!! We love you and I know I wouldn't be were I am today without the help of some amazing teachers.