September 5: Flash Fiction Challenge – True Grit

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt this week:

September 5, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows true grit. You can use the phrase or embody the theme. Who or what has true grit? Go where the prompt leads you!

It’s not easy, teaching.

Sure, the kids are there from 9 to 3ish, but I’m still up at 6 am, at school at 7.30 am or a bit later if my kids drag their heels.

I set up, get the classroom ready to engage the minds of little sponges.

They go, and I’m there past 5 pm, clearing up the messes their enquiring minds created, assessing, planning, preparing for the next day.

Then I go home to be wife and mother.

I’m exhausted.

Don’t mention holidays…

But I love it.

It takes true grit to be a dedicated teacher.

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:45:35

    Good one, Ritu. Teaching does require grit. No one quite understands it the way other teachers do. We may love it — why else would we do it — but we couldn’t do it without grit either.

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  2. Charli Mills
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 23:55:43

    Yes, it does, Ritu, and you are a gritty one! Witty, too!

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  4. Jennie
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 23:29:52

    Fabulous, Ritu!!!

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  5. willowdot21
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 20:34:39

    It sure does Sis 💜💜

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  6. Jacquie Biggar
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 19:05:37

    We’d be lost without dedicated teachers. Thank you, Ritu!

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  7. syl65
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 19:05:21

    It is your calling Sister! True grit is exactly right! 💜

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 14:56:12

    The challenge meets totally your situation, Sis! 😉 Be reassured, as these children get older, you can’t deal with them better. Look at the Pope’s interview: https://www.kirche-und-leben.de/artikel/papst-franziskus-ueber-kardinal-mueller-er-ist-wie-ein-kind/ I have been dealing with such children for far too long. ;-( Best wishes, Michael

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 12:28:08

    I would have to agree with you on this… God Bless our teachers

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  10. Erika Kind
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 10:51:06

    As long as we love what we do, we know what we are doing this all for.

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  11. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Sep 07, 2019 @ 10:18:19

    Yes, I bet it does. My eldest has just started at our local secondary school where she went to school! The lady on reception said she has changed so much, which is so true in so many ways. She’s planning on working there as a graduate TA for a year and then applying for teacher training. Her first week seems to be going well. 🙂

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