I was covering for a P.E. teacher yesterday and I thought his plans were boring. He just wanted us to walk and play basketball. I’m not the only one who thought they were boring either. The kids were like, “Please, please Ms.T…let’s do something else…anything else.”
I had no clue what to do so it was a free for all. We made up obstacle courses and other random things. They wanted to play dodge ball, but all we had were basketballs. There was no way I was going to let them play dodge ball by throwing basketballs at each others heads. Especially with middle school kids; they really would only aim for each others heads.
By the end of out time together one kid was like, “Ms. T, we always have fun when you cover for this class. Can’t you always be out teacher?”
“No, no children. I’m not licensed to teach P.E. I’m just covering for your regular teacher.”
“Why not, dude? You lift weights. You told us before and someone said you can lift a ton. Do you even have to go to college to be a gym teacher?”
This all made me laugh. I really had no response. I know a lot of P.E. teachers and they did go to college and they would be upset by kids thinking just anyone could be a P.E. teacher. This also made me laugh because in their own middle school way they recognize that I’m working my ass off at the gym. I wish I could lift a ton. Ok, not really. I don’t want to lift a ton, and here’s why: if I could really lift a lot of weight and people knew, they would expect me to move my own things and carry my own heavy things!
Janelle and Zach keep talking about power lifting. I’m not ok with that because then people would know I was strong and every time I needed something heavy moved people would expect me to do it myself! I’m all about being strong and lifting heavy weights, but I still need big strong men to do all my heavy lifting at home!