My Monday morning started off crappily.
It's cold. I did not want to wake up. My husband wakes up 40 mins before I do but he was either extra loud, or I was extra anxious about Monday after a long break and I couldn't sleep. I stayed up too late. I went outside today to find my car covered in a thick sheet of ice or frost. I hate winter. I need a remote car starter. Crap, Midas sucks- they left me without wiper fluid at my oil change last weekend. Yes, I try to melt frost by sitting on my ass and running the wipers. It's too cold to go outside. Its so cold in my car. Crap, why didn't I wear a jacket. Why don't I ever wear a jacket? Why didn't I buy a car with a remote starter?
I got to work and sat in a long, boring meeting. While sitting, a sinus headache developed up my neck, into my nose, and into the back of my neck. I thought I was gonna black out it hurt so bad. Two Advil later, I was off to test another kid.
Saving grace of the day------ this kid was funny! Finally, a funny one!
I pretty much give IQ tests for a living. IQ tests and autism tests. IQ tests and emotional disturbance tests. IQ tests and adaptive skills tests.
When I first started out in this career, it was really fun. Weee, I love IQ tests. Now, it's gotten a bit old. I could give the WISC-IV in my sleep. It's the same questions, with the same answers time and time again. In an average year, I give at least 50 IQ tests. Thankfully, I give very few IQ tests between the months of June and August. I usually start back to school rejuvenated and ready to whip out my WISC. By November, I'm over it again.
It's my own fault I guess. If I were a high school school psychologist I would test 1/4 of that amount of kids. I just find little kids so much cuter and entertaining. But with little kids comes a more diagnostic role. That usually works for me. Although testing is boring, I love (nerd alert) writing reports, forming hypotheses, and interpreting the results of my testing. I find that much more exciting than high school drama.
Anyways, thank you funny kid for making IQ testing a little more bearable this morning. You have made it possible for me to test the next 3 kids on my que this week.