Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

So, I'm totally psyched about today. Because I work. Which makes no sense, I know.

But, the teenagers I work with are really getting into the Harry Potter-themed costumes and decorations I'm doing with them. We have 6 boys and 2 of us staff working tonight, so we have a Harry Potter, Ron Weasly, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Professor Snape, a Dementor, Hermione Grainger, and Professor Trelawney. It's adorable. It's so funny (and oddly rewarding) to see a bunch of street-hardened, thuggish, teen boys getting excited about dressing up in Harry Potter costumes. I always liked working holidays with these kinds of kids. So many of them had no childhood to speak of, so it's wonderful to see them get to re-live what they may have missed out on. It's days like these that make me love my job. I think my enthusiasm actually has a lot to do with the boys' level of enthusiasm. For those of you Teach For America survivors, one phrase popped into my head yesterday thinking about that: "I make the weather in my Treatment Center."

Even when Daylight Savings is utterly and completely kicking my ass.


Blogger wobbleboard said...

Pictures, please! (If you're allowed to photograph the delinquents, that is.)

Personally, I was Abe Lincoln Saturday night. And I survived an evening as a straight man in costume in a gay bar and only had my ass grabbed once...

October 31, 2005 10:19 AM  
Blogger Flamingo Jones said...

Oh I wish I could show the pictures! They are going to be so cute.

But confidentiality is a bitch.

October 31, 2005 10:39 AM  
Blogger wobbleboard said...

Confidentiality? But Flamingo, I already know what you look like! :)

October 31, 2005 11:52 AM  

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