My sons attend the same school that I graduated from. I got to thinking about how much things have changed since I was in school. One of the biggest changes of all is the teachers themselves. When I was in school, all of the teachers were ridiculously old and grouchy. I'm not kidding. I think my second grade teacher was like ninety. I was a shy bookworm, so I fared just fine, but some of my more rambunctious schoolmates met with the wooden paddle quite often (can you believe this was ever allowed?).
(I got straight A's twice in fifth grade. I'm kind of proud of that. )
While I browsed the halls yesterday I realized how ridiculously good-looking a significant amount of the teachers were. Seriously. It is like a smorgasbord for the eyes around those halls. And each and every one of them is patient and kind. You even see some of them on the playground at recess with the kids. And yes, they do get paid extra for this, but they could stand there doing nothing just making sure no one impales them self on the playground equipment, but instead they actually "play" with the kids. This has given my children an opportunity to see their teachers as people and not just teachers. Sure, they still act like freaks if we see their teachers at the mall, but I truly believe it has made them better learners. A mother can dream, can't she?
Did you have crush on a teacher in grade school?