Last week was one of the toughest weeks I have ever had in the last four years. None of the children seemed to want to listen and all of the staff seemed to be at the end of our ropes. Monday through Wednesday were storms of redundant warnings and punishments followed by stressful time crunches and unsuccessful attempts at organization. By the time Thursday morning rolled around I was ready for the week to be over so I could lie down in my bed, curl up and go to sleep. But Thursday turned in to the most wonderful day EVER! We went to the Cultural Museum, ran through it in about twenty minutes, hung around outside and then went to the swimming pool. On the bus ride home all of the children completely crashed and I was reminded of why I come to work everyday. Even through the hard times these children make me smile. Even when all of the children refuse to listen, I still know that deep down every one of these kids have hearts of gold. And even when I am at my wits end and ready to give up, these kids remind me of everything that is good and pure in this world.
Felicia Teter: Summer Fun Program Intern
[This is Felicia’s second year as an intern with the Summer Fun Program. In addition to working with the children, Felicia is also running the kitchen and food program. Thanks to Felicia’s hard work, we all eat!]