It feels like a lot of my blog posts involve complaining, so for the moment I'd like to tell a little story that expresses how much fun we have when those pesky students have gone home.
Now there have been many fun shenanigans at work, including watching my mentor teacher whizz around on a scooter, all of us betting The Prince he couldn't run blindfolded (turns out, he can), some ice bucket challenges and just the random chats we have when we're not tearing hair out with marking. This was one of those.
Dolittle was hanging out in our office, and somehow the conversation turned to thinking of people as animals.
"You're definitely an animal," Dolittle nodded, looking at me.
I asked her what kind.
"Um.." She trailed off. "I can't think of what it was now, but I know it's something."
The Prince suggested Dolittle was 'forgetting' what it was because it was something horrible.
"No, it's not!" she protested. "It's nothing bad. I think..." she looked at me, "You're a lizard."
She couldn't understand why everyone started laughing. And she kept repeating that being a lizard wasn't a bad thing. Apparently they are wise and have their life figured out, so if that's what Dolittle thinks of me I'll take it as a compliment. Although now all I can think of is this...
Lel. Anyway, we all started thinking about what animals we would be. It's not definitive yet, but so far we have...
Dr Dolittle: A deer. Tall, graceful, but occasionally lost and confused.
DG: A kangaroo (because she's feisty and kangaroos box).
The Last Unicorn: Surprisingly not a unicorn. Apparently a persian cat.
The Prince: Sun Bear, or Koala Bear. Something sleepy and possibly drunk.
Mentor: Hamster. Or Meerkat. Obviously.
Douchebag Poet: Monkey. He throws things, but not faeces. Or so he claims.
There were more, but I have to go to a family dinner and can't remember them and I don't have time to sit and think. Soz others.
Oh yeah, and me: a lizard.
So that's the kind of stuff we talk about at work. It keeps me sane, and laughing, and I wouldn't want it any other way.