Thursday, May 03, 2007

Grown Up

I graduated from college. Therefore, people are assuming that I am now a "grown up."

However, the last time we held parent teacher conferences at the school where I work, I was speaking to a parent about his daughter's work habits, and he said something along the lines of, "Oh, I see. Now, are you an eigth grader here too?"

He was a little embarrassed when I explained that I am a twenty-three year old college student.

I'm teaching full time now, and I have my own classroom. But I guess my question is whether I can be a "grown up" if I am still being confused with thirteen-year-old students.