|I know how this kid feels...|
So being a public school teacher, who has never gone to to public school, there are many times when I just don't get it. I don't get all the hoopla about things like Homecoming, Prom, and other things considered Extra-curricular. I sometimes don't understand why things like football are such a big deal.
Until I got my job at South Plaq. I didn't even know what a student council was and for sure had no clue what they did. I'm learning and in my learning I'm understanding a little bit about it all. I'm still not 100% sure if I'm a fan of it all. I'm a really great sponsor "Or at least that's what my Friends say," (if you know that quote then you stinken Awesome) and they can't believe that I don't like it since I do such a good job. Well I never said I didn't like organizing stuff, I mean I organize my closet. It just seems to me that so many people let these things define who they are. Really, now tell me all you prom and homecoming queens, has anyone on a job interview ever, just once, asked to see your crown or sash? Has anyone, a year or two out of high school, even put on that crown and thought, "wow the highlight of my life," God I hope not, I hope that there is more to life.
I know, I know... all of you that are die-hard fans of the hoopla are thinking to yourself, "she's writing all of this because she has never experienced any of it." I can honestly say that I had quite the social life and many friends but I just...well I just don't get it. I know, as a good teacher who tries to contribute to the camaraderie at our school, I try to get it. I try to make the events I do and help with memories that will last a lifetime. But I pray that my kids have so much more to remember in life beyond just the crazy high school hoopla.