We had Open House at our campus last night.
With all of the construction going on at our school, we’ve lost A LOT of parking spaces to the crew working on our facility. Head Cheese asked all of the faculty to park at the district’s athletic complex and be bussed over to our campus for the night’s festivities.
I had a lot of work to do (when do I ever not) and wanted to be sure to catch the first run from the parking lot.
It’s so funny how we revert to our high school ways the moment we step on a school bus. My math department colleagues must have been teacher’s pets in school as they were all huddled around the administrators at the front of the bus. The English teachers, coaches, and I headed to the back of the bus and started acting like stinkers. I looked at my BOTB colleagues and laughed. I asked them, “Hey, where’s your ‘cool kid club card?'” They got a chuckle out of that.
If I had thought heading to school was fun, heading back to the parking lot after Open House was hilarious. The BOTB crowd decided to be obnoxious in the MIDDLE of the bus. We were laughing and joking and having a great time. One of my department colleagues looked at me and said, “Oh my gosh, it is SO loud! I’m getting a headache!” I don’t know why, but I thought that was absolutely hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing.
The irony of her statement cracked me up. Here we were, the faculty of one of the most fantastic junior high schools in the state of Texas (no pride here, eh?), men and women who pride themselves on highly disciplined, organized, and quiet classrooms …
enjoying life on the bus and acting like our students.
And loving every minute of it.