Monday, November 8, 2010
i started working in an organization as an intern today. a team of psychologists, psychotherapists, pedagogues, teachers help immigrants integrate. i helped some immigrant children with their homework today. it felt good to be able to do something for people instead of sitting at home calculating test statistics for hours and studying test theory, although i have no intention whatsoever to construct a test. even working with noisy kids is better than that.
8 year old girl: are you married?
8 year old girl: i don't want to get married
me: why not?
8 year old girl: i don't like marriage. men drink, drink, drink and then they beat their wives up. i see it on tv all the time.
me: is that what happens at home?
8 year old girl: no. daddy doesn't drink. he doesn't beat anyone up either.
me: see? there are some nice men out there as well
8 year old girl: yeah but that's daddy.
they said that i could also join some counseling sessions, as long as the patients are ok with it. i'm really looking forward to that.