Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Generic Update

Been really busy lately. I'm teaching part-time at two different universities, and really enjoying it most of the time. There's still the occasional student antic that drives me batty, but far fewer than the kindergarteners (who somehow are so much cuter when I say hi to them at school now, than they were when I was with them all day!). John is enjoying teaching kindergarten. Still not his dream job, but a much better fit than the fourth graders from you-know-where that he taught last year.

I'm finding that I really love teaching, and I love the English language. It's fascinating to me that most people master such a complex communication system with minimal effort. I'm not a naturally gifted language teacher, but I'm ok, and I think I could be really good with experience and practice. I teach a variety of majors at KKU, but at Rajamangala I teach English majors. I prefer the English majors as a group, because they're really motivated, but I have some great students in all my classes. And they are endlessly entertaining. One of our first assignments was to write a paragraph introducing yourself to the teacher. One of the students (not mine, another teacher's) included this gem: "Proverb for me is I don't give a ship (sic) about the result." We got a good laugh about that, but where did he learn that???

Trea is also a source of nonstop amusement. Every day we ask "Did you have a good day?" and everyday she replies, "Yep, I hab good day." She's stopped reminding John to "be careful in the bathroom!" (which she did for two months after he broke his arm). When his arm was in the cast she also regularly asked him "Does your elbow hurt? I'll kiss it better." She seemed genuinely surprised that his arm still needed the cast when she had REPEATEDLY kissed it better for him. She talks a mile a minute in Thai, and her English isn't bad either. She's a good big sister and likes to give Adia hugs.

Adia is also growing well. She is a happy baby and has started reaching for toys and other interesting objects. She loves attention!

More soon.

2 comments:

Zimm said...

Good to hear things are going well! Tell your lazy husband to post, too...

suprbacana said...

Sounds like you guys are having fun! I would love to hear Trea speaking Thai....