I said in my first post that I won't tell stories from my job, for the sake of maintaining confidentiality of the kids, and I plan on sticking by that. I also should say that I love my job, I love the kids I work with (both the children and the youth volunteers), and I know I'm lucky to be able to do what I do. I'm also not a grumpy old man, though my posts probably often read that way.
Stuill, when you spend your day surrounded by teenagers and children, sometimes you feel like you're the only person in the world capable of behaving like an adult. March break, and the one week reprieve it brings, can't come soon enough.