Worked thirteen and a half hours today. My teen group had a "read-a-thon" today which ended at ten o'clock tonight. They are a fantastic group of teens and I'm not sure I could have done it with any other group.
They had a few rules - no talking, no moving around. I let them have iPods when they convinced me they couldn't read without them.
I think I was bamboozled.
But they were quiet the whole time. Except for when I fed them pizza, cookies and soda. Then the noise level went up a wee bit. Most of the time, though, they were quiet as church mice.
On a Friday night.
I didn't think they could do it but they took this read-a-thon very seriously. And made a little money for their group from the pledges they collected.
I love my job.