if you know me, you know that i suffer greatly from an extreme case of know-it-all-ism. i truly cannot help chiming in with whatever tidbits i know, trying to finish people's sentences, and generally being annoying. well, my disease struck again today.
i went to the boy's school to volunteer this morning, completely forgetting there's a sub. i tried to be as deferential to the sub as i could be -- truly, i tried. i held my tongue for as long as i could but the poor sub (an older gentleman) didn't know the morning routine and the kids were just going bonkers trying to tell him what to do. the mom and substitute teacher in me just couldn't stand by and do nothing. so i started acting like a sub myself, telling the kids to behave and coming very very close to taking over the class.
the sub, mr. B, didn't seem overly bothered by my interruptions. after all, i know the kids a bit better and i've been around the classroom enough to know the routine. still, i felt bad doing it. but i also knew that if i didn't chime in there would be more confusion, talking, and unproductivity.
however, even i was a bit exasperated by my inability to control my teacher-ly instincts. i'm sorry.