Hi! I decided to come back and comment. Maybe I am being too modest in saying that I don't think I make such a huge difference in the children's lives. Maybe you are right...Many have told me to go on to school in the past (too old now!) but I have chosen to make this my career. I like the age group and the freedom I have at my job. There are many who show their respect and I am so thankful for them...it gives me a good feeling and I like it when people tell me I am a great teacher and person, don't you? I think there are so many terrible parents out there and I sometimes I get discouraged... they just sicken me... just need to be boosted up after all these years. I work so hard...every single day...for the kids and their families. My family and some of the nice co-workers remembered my 14 years...maybe I expected more at work...I don't know.