Years ago I taught English as a second language to kids (and others), in Japan. Although tiring, it was a blast.
I enjoyed my time spent with kids but feel fairly disconnected from them at this point in time.
Without being able to be certain of my level of health at any given time, I have avoided becoming involved with anything that requires a firm commitment of time and place. I would love to be able to drop in and read stories at the library once in a while, but would feel horrible if I promised to be there and couldn't make it.
I've started watching a new show on TLC called
TLC gave video cameras to 20 different children. Over a four-month period, the kids filmed their lives. Of course its not the same as hanging with kids myself, but I am really enjoying the program.