Monday, August 16, 2010
First shift down
Tonight I went to my first shift at the shelter. I spent the evening in the 'pre-school' room with about 8 or 9 kids between the ages of 2 and 4. There was an actual employee with me which meant I was fortunate because in the older kid room the volunteer was all by herself. There have been a lot of new families in since I did my orientation there a few weeks ago. They've doubled the number of kids since I was at training. I had a good time with the little kids. I sat in their teeny chair and we talked about shoes and i ate pretend food and engaged as many as I could in conversation. There were 2 new kids whose mom had just gotten there today. The little sibling cried the entire hour. Mom was seriously missed. Towards the end older sibling started crying. I think younger's crying just wore the kid down. (I know it wore me down. I was wiped out when I left). It was fun and I'm excited to go back.