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.


*star said...

P.S. Sorry about the errors in this post.

kel said...

OUCH! That must've been a really awkward situation. That's even worse than that time a cop pulled Annie's date over for speeding, and he leaned in to ask Annie if she was 18, just to make sure her date wasn't out with a minor.

Megan and Kenny said...

At least they don't think your older than you look. Kenny looks older (and sometimes he forgets his real age and thinks he's older). So that's nice. Oh and hey you made it through college and now have a degree. More than I can say.