Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Seeing your teacher out of context
What is it about kids when they first spy their school teacher in a different environment? I suppose when you are little, it doesn't occur to you that your teacher has a life outside of the classroom and might even be married and watch movies and shop for groceries. I remember the shock I felt at age seven or eight when I bumped into my grade school teacher at the mall. As it turns out, the fruit does not fall very far from the tree. We ran into Girlie's teacher coming out of a movie the other day and this was Girlie's reaction. "HEE HEE HEE, Mr. H!" Monkey walk, monkey walk, spaz dance. Then there were a few seconds of funny faces and rattling Sara's tail (yes, the snake comes to the movies with us). Then she just stood and stared at him with a strange grin. Luckily Mr. H is the coolest teacher on the planet.