Working as a private school teacher has its ups and downs, sometimes you have to deal with problematic kids, and sometimes; like a parent you will forgive their silliness. More often than you expect yourself to do.
One of the best parts of teaching has to be reading their creative essays I give them.
In an essay where they were required to write what they would do if someone gave them 10 million dollars, one wrote: Before I start spending my money, I will cash them all out in notes and roll in them for awhile until I'm happy. Then I'll be ready to spend them.
Another was talking about financial land investment (at the age of 12!) and another was expressing that the sum was not that much. *so spoiled!*
In another case when I asked one boy to read a passage, he reads it halfway and when I said "go on.."; he asks me "Teacher, go where?" Oh boy, we have a long way to go...