My students pass the blame all the time.
"He made me."
"She started it."
"It was his idea."
This annoys me to no end.
However, I've realized that I do the same thing in my own adult way.
"I can't go to church today, I'm too busy."
"I can't go tonight, I'm too tired."
"I don't blog as much, I'm too busy updating my Facebook status."
"I don't have important phone numbers memorized, I count on my cell phone for that." By the way, this included my husband's number. MY HUSBAND'S NUMBER. This bit of news my friends, is officially pathetic.
Whatever it is.
I do it.
We all do it.
And until I stop, I commit to more patience with my students.
And to do my best to be a role model of positive behavior and taking ownership of my faults.