Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Curse

So I have got this new girl who was admitted the other day.... She suffers from severe ODD. For those of you that don't know ODD is
Oppositional defiant disorder. They say even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. Teens are often moody and argumentative, but if the child or teen has a persistent pattern of tantrums, arguing, and angry or disruptive behaviors toward you and other authority figures, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder.

So when she came into the class the other day you can imagine that all she wanted to do was give me a hard time, refusing to do anything I asked... This is how our converstation went:

Me: hi how are you today?
Her: horrible thanks for asking!
Me: sorry, well let's try and have a good time in class.
Her: I'm not going to have a good time cause I don't want to be here and I'm not going to do anything you want me to.
Me: OK.. well you have to do something or you need to go to the "time out room!" (cause that's the rule the Dr. nurses made)
Her: ok then I'm going to time out (as she throws her book across the room)
Me: ok, but I'd like you to stay and try and work on what I have planned.
Her: I wish I was home so I could put a curse on you and some of the other staff here.
Me: well isn't that great, thanks!
Her: I do believe in Black Magic ya know!!

There is never a dull moment at work!!! Let's hope I get on her good side before she goes home or there will be a voo-doo doll with my name written all over it!! If I start feeling sharp pains in my side or in my head a few weeks from now remind me of this conversation!!!!


Jamie said...

oh man! i can't imagine going to work & dealing with that!!!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Oh my! What an experience. I couldn't pick a better person to be able to deal with that type of behavior though..your happiness is so contagious!

SF said...

oh god bless your heart dana :)
I've had experience with kids like that at my internship last year and it's not easy! but will get easier
good luck!

Amanda. said...

Oh my goodness.
That is just awful.
Truly entertaining...
but gahhh! I give you
credit for being such
a strong person to handle
such situations!

You're a real gem, Dana!

Andrea said...

Yikes!! You have to feel sorry for that poor girl...but at the same time, I have to feel sorry for the ones she's giving a hard time too!

MarvelousMOM said...

Wow, good luck. It sounds very trying, yet very rewarding at the same time. I give you a ton of credit. You are wonderful for doing what you do.

Tipp said...

That is scary! You are a saint! Maybe carry a crucifix? :)

Katelin said...

oh goodness, haha.

Auburn Kat said...

Dana, you are definitely a wonderful woman for working in an environment like that! I'm sure their parents are extremely thankful for what you do!

Kara said...

My niece has ODD and I know what you are dealing with. Most of the time I just want to punch her but I don't...maybe I should curse her.

La Petite Belle said...

wow. I'm sorry you had to deal with this, I would have been fired after I told her I happened to be a witch and owned all curses. LOL but seriously, I admire you for what you do :)

Louise said...

Oh my goodness...yikers!!
You have a tough job I really admire teachers!!