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It's a joy, not a job.

by emily.m.123 on July 14, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

For the next five weeks, I'm a counselor at a day camp. My co-counselor and I have a group of eight three-year-olds. At first, I was hesitant about working with this age group, but so far it's been flawless. The kids are so well-behaved, and they're absolutely adorable. They always want to hold our hands and sit on our laps. It's definitely reminded me that I'm really meant to dedicate my life to teaching and shaping the lives of children.


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