DP Daily Prompt: Proud

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When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you.

As far as my memory goes I cannot remember someone saying , they were proud of me. Then again sometimes there are people who are proud of you but do not know how to express themselves.

I took the job of teaching in a new school. I was responsible for forty two boys, they were six years old, but were a group no one was able to control, in two months five teachers quit their job. I was told by a boy who was one of the pupils.

It was my first year teaching in a, “Residential School,” one day  the principal quietly came to see how I was doing on my first week in his school.He was surprised he didn’t have to come to the classroom to discipline these overactive boys, which was the case before I took the job.

My door was closed he signaled  me to come out, he didn’t care to look if the kids were in the classroom,he asked,”where are the boys?”

“In the classroom I said.”

He told me then, “you know everyday I have to come out from my office to make them quiet, how did you do it?”

Of course he did not say he was proud of me I was able to control the little rascals, I’m sure it was on his mind. Our superiors hold off praising us because they do not want to make us overconfident.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/dp-daily-prompt-proud