My kids have really settled in to the routine. I heard they would be older and better in January and it's true. I told them to get in line today for lunch and one of the boys was like, "hey guys, follow the line SOP: face the door, voices off, hands to self, stay together!" They all followed him and walked out the door. I felt like crying. No, really, I got teary about it. Is that ridiculous or normal?
I have such a respect for this profession. It requires constant figuring out, reviewing plans, adjusting them to accommodate a variety of circumstances and children's learning styles and crazy schedule changes that have nothing to do with educational goals. The thing is that the effects are instantly apparent. They are right in front of you all the time. For some reason, that works for me.