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June 22, 2006
While there are days when I think working with disaffected youth is stimulating and rewarding, today was certainly not one of those days. Rather, it was one of those days where I found myself feeling decidedly allergic to kids. And while I may well have a reputation for being incredibly patient and tolerant with such challenging children, today I felt completely overwhelmed, defeated even, in the face of such bald-faced defiance coupled with a total absence of the back-up support necessary to maintain some semblance of authority. Yep! They really got to me, the little bastards! They really, really did!