I worked with kids a lot. I was a cafeteria aide in our elementary school, I also worked in the food preparation area, the cash register , and a school bus driver for 15 years. I was a volunteer EMT for our local ambulance corps for 18 years, and I taught CPR and First aid.
I did what I loved and I loved what I did. When I was forced into retirement due to illness, I lost the feeling of being useful, and needed, and I didn't like it one bit.