Horrible no good rotten day

January 8th, 2004 by cathy
Yesterday was horrible. I had story time with 5 kids between the ages of 4 1/2 and 6 and they ran amok. I don’t really think that my position calls for me to be excessively loud to reprimand them. I told them to be quiet, or to stop hiding, or to stop pushing the littler ones over, but they tend to ignore me. So I decided to talk to the parents. One of the mothers understood, and said that she would talk to her daughter, but when I told the other mother that her son was a little hyper, she practically killed me. She told me that her son was not hyper, that is too strong a word to throw around. She said that he was just a boy. At this point he was running through the library and sliding on his knees, all the while yelling. She told me that I should be more stern with the kids, that she was mad that I had cut story time from 1 hour to 45 minutes (none of the libraries in my area have story time for an hour) and that she had never had a problem with the previous librarian… of course this means that her son is not the problem. I am.Then I went in the back to breath, and a co-worker said that she wanted to speak to me again. So I went out and she wanted to talk to me about signing her older daughter up for the elementary reading club. ARGH!!!

I left work a 1/2 hour late, and there was a terrible storm going on so I had to try and keep my calm through my 45 minute commute home.

Sometimes I hate people.

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