Well... Is there? The girl has started class and I got out of work early. I am utterly bored without her. I miss her a lot. We've done a lot the past couple months without an update unless you keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. So, to get a quick recap March consisted of return visit from this lovely family who came bearing gifts:
 I was going to recap with pictures. But the positioning of the pictures wasn't cooperating so I decided to just skip it because I'm too lazy to keep messing with it. Plus, if you've found this blog, you more likely follow us on one of the aforementioned social networks.
And now, on to more ranting (prepare for a long one... that's what she said). Working with kids who have fallen behind in class or attend tutoring for enrichment in a subject has made me wonder whether a statement I heard on a podcast is true: Entitlement Generation.
I think it's true. Perhaps I just notice it more since most of the kids that come in have fallen behind rather than those who come to get ahead. And the kids who have fallen behind are generally the kids with the entitlement attitude.
If you're unfamiliar with the term, I just googled it for you: the group born between 1979 and 1994 who believe they are owed certain rights and benefits without further justification (according to Dictionary.com).
I think this age is still currently going. Maybe I'm using the term loosely and applying to people who feel that they can do as they please. 5th graders with iPhones who give zero effort in school. How is that possible? I highly doubt that a 5th grade, hell maybe even a 10th grade with an iPhone, can afford one as I doubt they've done enough chores at home to save enough money nor worked enough as the legal working age is 16. These same kids are the ones who have fallen behind in class, come to tutoring, and are fixated on their phones during their 1 HOUR SESSION. Really? You can't put down your phone and stop texting so you can actually do your work for an hour? Out of the 24 hours in a day & 168 hours in a week, you can't spare me 1 hour while I try to help you understand a concept you should have learned in school but was too busy, probably on your phone? These are the same kids who give zero effort and ask for constant help every step of the way, in which their homework is basically done for them. Also, who just resort to "I don't get it" or "I need help" even before reading a word problem.
Are these the same people who get pissy because you took the seat that DOESN'T have their name on it, but claim it their seat because that's where they sat in a previous class? I don't know whether these examples classify under entitlement, I don't know how I would categorize it. I just get irked by these kinds of actions. I'm sorry if I've made an assumption and I've offended you.
Maybe I'm just angry with the fact that it's Teacher Appreciation Week (even though I'm not a teacher) and a whole lot of them received pink slips. Oh the irony.