Wednesday, January 30, 2013

When Everybody Wins! Felt Like A Loss

I'm involved in a volunteer reading program called Everybody Wins! If it is available in your city I HIGHLY recommend it. I'm assigned to a 3rd grader. Reading days are Tuesday or Thursday during the student's lunch break. I usually read on Tuesdays but because of an ongoing scheduling conflict (more about that later), I have to switch to Thursdays. No big deal I thought; I'm just switching from one day to another. Well when I told him about the switch, I watched his expression go from excitement to confusion to sadness. I asked him what was wrong and he said, "now I'm going to have to wait so many days for you to come." Man, I was not prepared for that response. It really messed me up.

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