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.

6 comments:

sunshine scribe said...

Oh that is so cute. And so TRUE. I remember seeing my teachers out of context and getting giddy. My son does the same.

Addison said...

I'll see your weird teacher sightings and raise you running into your high school choir teacher in a leather bar with male stripper in tow. When he told me not to call him by his last name, that I could call him David, I just felt icky.

liberalbanana said...

I'm not THAT far out of school and a bunch of my friends became teachers right out of college. So I still have that "Woah, teachers ARE real people!" feeling from time to time. Who knew?

Antique Mommy said...

The only thing that feels more weird than seeing your teacher at the grocery store in regular clothes no less, is calling her "mom" in front of the class. Obviously that traumatized me as I still remember it!

Stephanie A. said...

Very true! I used to love catching a glimpse of my teacher outside of that classroom setting. Cute story!

L said...

too funny -- but no illustration today ?

:)