Today as I walked through the office, I commented on a woman's purple spider outfit(no really...it was black with purple spiders all over). She turned around quickly to look at me and said..."DID YOU USE TO TEACH AT ROSEBANK? ARE YOU MR. E THE ART TEACHER?" I said yes(with reservation). "YOU USE TO BE MY ART TEACHER!"( ...long pause as I grab the counter in disbelief..trying to wrap my mind around this WOMAN being my former student....) Her two children walk into the office....and said "Hello Mr. E!". Their mother joyfully explained that I had been her art teacher as well. The girls looked at me in disbelief...with the look of -Mr. E must have road a dinosaur to school! OH MY..THIS IS FOR REAL..I'M TEACHING CHILDREN OF A FORMER STUDENT?!?!?! The office staff and assistant principal were in there laughin' their heads off at the whole situation. "HOW OLD ARE YOU MR. E?" asked my assistant principal.
( Apparently ....OLD...VERY VERY OLD!!!!! ) He went on to tell me that when I started teaching he was graduating high school. To which I told him to shut up & nobody liked him! ha ha (yep..that is showing how mature I am) One of the secretaries did make me feel better....she told me she thought I was in my early 30's. She's my new favorite. I do have to add....I was 23 & the elementary schools were K-6. That first group of 5th & 6th graders are all 27 & 28 yrs old now!!! If I still taught in the same part of town...I'd probably have experienced this sooner!!!! Oh my....where is my walker?!?!