1/28/11

Why I love my job

Everyday at about 2:45pm I call through to the classrooms and announce over the loudspeaker if there are any changes to the way a child will get home.

Yesterday I called through to the 2nd grade and said "(childs name) you need to ride the bus to your grandma's".

His immediate response was "I love you Miss Sarah"!

I replied "I love you too (childs name)".

I then realised the whole class was listening so I rapidly said "actually I love you all"!

To which the response was "I love you Miss Sarah" multiplied by 14.

And that's why most days I go home smiling.

18 comments:

Amy said...

And, that is a great reason to love your job! Where else can you work that you get 14 different people a day telling you they love you. A great reflection of yourself.

Kay said...

This is so sweet. I was back in the classroom on Wednesday and it was really a high for me. I love that impromptu "I love you." I would also love to have heard your British accent on the school intercom.

Karla said...

How wonderful!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet.... Isn't it just wonderful to get the love of a child???? I love it, Sarah. And they obviously love you.
Hugs,
Betsy

gigihawaii said...

This post made me chuckle. So adorable, Sarah!

Sherri said...

What a sweet story! I love it! Children at that age are so cute!

Expat mum said...

I make a habit of walking the 7 y/o into his classroom every day just so I can stand in the cubby area and listen to the banter while they take their coats off. So sweet and funny.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I couldn't help but smile as I read this, how sweet.
Children can be so honest, sometimes that's a bad thing, but as you have demonstrated, most often a 'good thing'.
I'm sure they 'hug' you as much as they tell you they love you also :)
I once was a guest at my daughters school, I brought animals along, and showed the children how to care for them. The teacher said they all wanted me to return, because I reminded them of Peter Rabbit's mommy, it made me feel all warm inside ;)
Loved your story today, it's what matters......
~Jo
x

Mare said...

That's the kind of kid stuff that I miss being retired.
How refreshing!!

Linda Reeder said...

It sounds wonderful!

Star said...

Oh, how lovely. I worked as a School Secretary in England for 13 years and I loved every minute of it. The children never grew up further than 7 years old because when they got to that milestone, they moved up to 'big school' and we got a new lot. I miss that job very much indeed.

Carolina Mountains said...

That was so sweet - made me smile

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ah Miss Sarah - that is lovely!

Linda J. said...

I'm sure you are the best elementary secretary ever!

George said...

No wonder you love your job. This is a cute story.

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh, I love that. Makes me want to smile/cry. I agree with Kay about the accent...love it.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Reason enough to love your job. When young children say they love you, they really mean it!

Iota said...

That's lovely!