As we have already established, I work with kids. Teenagers to be exact. They fill my life with joy, always keep me on my toes and puzzle me to no end.
I offer a conversation I had yesterday as an example:
Me: How was your day?
Teen: Good, but I'm really tired.
Me: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you have to be at school early?
Teen: Yes. And I've been tired all day. I could just lay down and take a nap right now.
Me: You should go for it. (Inner monologue: I mean, you did show up an hour and a half early for tonight's activity. It might help both of us if you got some shut eye)
Teen: I can't sleep now. I'm wide awake.
Me: But you just said you could take a nap right now.
Teen: I know, but I'm wide awake, so I can't. I've been wide awake since five this morning.
Being a teenager is much more difficult and confusing than I remember.