Day: September 10, 2012

chocolate covered strawberry

No More Beach Balls

So I’m in Target, perusing the Dollar Deals section in the front of the store for preschool-friendly goodies as I always do when it hits me: I have no need for foam super hero stickers or glow in the dark bracelets anymore.  I don’t need play dough, magic wands or butterfly wings this year. Why? Well folks, I’ve done it again.  I’ve quit my day job.  I’ve resigned from my position as Teaching Artist and Creative Movement Extraordinaire at “The School” and I won’t be seeing my little beach balls anymore. That means no more nonsensical knock-knock jokes.  No more crazy dance moves.  No more philosophical conversations about nail polish between the bathroom stalls.  No more attempts to explain that I do not have a baby in my belly and that my hair did not get “broken.” I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss them like crazy.  But teaching underserved kids in North Philly isn’t exactly an easy gig.  The work itself was fun, but if you’re a good teacher (which …