I’ll be teaching today, 29th Feb 2012. I love my job, my children, and my homelife. We’ll be learning to sew and quilt. We’ll be doing maths and English and stuff as well, but I want my children to know the basics, to know where things come from, how they are made, what they are for and why we have them. I want them to respect the effort put in to the clothes that they wear and the people who made them.
In short, I want my class to know the things I teach my son. I care for them the way I care for my son. I love my son, in ways that I could never explain – he is my son after all! But when those children are with me, and he is with his teacher, he is her responsibility and they are mine.
A lot of the ways of doing things are being lost in Britain. Half my children have never sewn, most have never made bread or baked in any way. That isn’t what I want for my son, why would I want it for my class?
In Loco Parentis. As though they were my own.