Kids are crazy
I woke up about an hour late today. It’s a sad world when 8:00am means you overslept. I wanted to work out in the morning and catch a good breakfast and a nice cup of black coffee (get that milk shit outta here), before my 9:00am appointments at my internship. After having to ditch the work out and the breakfast in order to save the hygiene routine, I made it to the train station about 10 minutes before I had to be in my cubicle printing out questionnaires and wrapping presents for kids. Of course the first A train is out of service, the second train gets there when I should be interviewing a parent. I panicked the entire train ride because everyone else is either on vacation or at a conference in Boston, ran out of the train and hauled ass the 3 blocks to my building. I get there at 9:10am only to see that not one parent has arrived. The first parent arrives at 10:00am. Looks like other people overslept too. After getting an attitude from these parents about how they didn’t have a 9:00am appointment, they had a “I’ll try to be here at 9:00am appointment”, I finally conducted these interviews.
Next came by favorite part of the day, where I, this strange lady who is about 3 feet taller than all the kids, barges into a preschool classroom with a flip camera and stalks the shit out of one kid at a time for 5 minutes without saying a word. Then I leave and come back 3 times during their school day for a total of 15 minutes of stalking videos.
Why is this my favorite part of the day? Because today, Nicole decided to throw a block at Denise’s head and after hearing the teacher say that “we shouldn’t do that, if we are angry we should use our words”, Valeria decided to teach Nicole that she should “follow the rules”, by punching her in the nose. When this got no reaction from little Nicole, she tried 2 more times. At this point Nicole just frowned and sat in the corner. Valeria, Denise and a new friend, Angie, all walk to the other side of the room to hear Denise’s feelings about being hit in the head with a block. Meanwhile, I’m filming all the drama, because Nicole happens to be the little girl that I’m working on at the moment.
If it wasn’t in violation of every ethics and research code, I’d youtube the shit out of this video.