Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hot for Teacher

Yesterday I had my Parent-Teacher conferences for both of my sons. I basked in the glow of all the wonderful things that both their teachers had to say about them. And thanked God that they didn't behave at school like they do most of the time at home. :)

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?




TinaFerraro said...

First off, congrats on the straight A's! I never pulled that off, and I'm impressed!

I have also noticed that teachers are more involved and more energetic than when I was in school. Although there were no wooden planks in my schools, for the most part, I felt like many of my teachers were just doing their jobs...whereas these days, I can see the teachers WANT to be there.

But as far as a crush--no. But I did always want the teachers to like me.

nymfaux said...

Congrats on your boys doing so well!!!

I still feel that I was really lucky in having some amazing teachers...In fact I can't think of one that I didn't like in some way!!!

I definitely didn't have crushes on any of my grade school teachers, who were all female, but I think I'd have to say I had a little bit of a crush on all of my male teachers--Not that they were all lookers, by any means, but there's just something about listening to someone who knows how to read out loud and tell a story...