teacher style

On my latest tattoo

<Today, I wore a sleeveless dress and one of my students noticed my newest tattoo, as seen below.>

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“Miss, are you loading?”

“You know what an ellipsis is.”

“You look like you’re loading.”

<😐>

😁

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On my royalty and outfits.

“Miss V— did your mother not let you pick your own outfits as a kid or something?”
“Not often. And she made me wear those like, footed stockings all the time?”
“That explains it.”
“Always the parents’ fault.”
“What, do you guys not like my outfit today?”
“It’s pink and purple and furry and sparkly and fluffy…”
“That’s why it’s awesome.”
“…right…”
“I like it. You look like a princess, Miss.”
“Thank you, I AM a princess.”
“She looks like a fairy princess.”
“Can you do magic, Miss?”
“Not so much.”
“You could magically change my grade to a 100 for the year, I bet.”
“No, that’s not really something I can do.”
“Can a fairy queen do that? Because, like, we can make that promotion happen.”
“Dude, I don’t know what fairy queens wear, and I’m not sure it’s worth a 100 to find out.”

On why I’m a role model.

<Former student interrupts me talking to another kid.>
“Excuse me-are you wearing Joe Biden and Obama earrings?”
<grinning> “Yes, yes I am.”
“See, this is why I want to be like you. You’re weird and you do ridiculous things and wear stuff that adults aren’t supposed to wear and like stuff that adults are supposed to think is stupid and you’re just like….what? This is me!”
“It’s the only way to go through life.”
<Walks off.>”Goals, Miss. Confidence goals. Person goals. Everything goals.”

And then I had an internal moment of feels.

On style differences.

“Why are you wet?”
“It was raining, Miss.”
“Why didn’t you wear a waterproof jacket?”
“Waterproof?”
<I pull out my yellow and black paisley raincoat.>
“Like this one.”
“I don’t have one.”
“You want mine?”
<Gives me a weird look.>”No, Miss, I don’t wear THAT brand.”
“Oh, okay, what brand are YOU wearing?”
“Walmart, and today, I’m proud of it. They don’t make them all weird like that.”