I consider a good day a work to be when I kid doesn't call me "mean" for not letting them play outside after they've misbehaved all day. While it started off a bit rough, the kids kind of got that I was bullshitting them when I said I wouldn't take them out if they weren't behaving. They did their homework, and took them outside. Normally when its a group of kids, they try and impress each other and act up, and thats when my job gets tough. But the part that makes me really happy, that makes me realize that this is more than just a regular part-time job, is when I get one on one time with kids. Sometimes I'll get kids that'll nonchalantly discuss pretty heavy stuff, like being in the hospital, or separated parents. Its always cool to see how they see things like that, and how they treat it like a small part of their lives. Sometimes, if I'm up to it, I'll play with the kids outside. They really enjoy seeing a much larger person walk through the monkey bars, or climb up a ladder in two steps. Playing with them talks a lot of energy, but it always makes me happy.
Heres to more healthy living, physically and mentally. Love ya!