That's right. I didn't even make it to the pool gate before hearing...
The second day of VBS was great! I had the children each make up their own dance move during our music class "warm up". The catch was, it had to be a move you could do in the kitchen. Some of them "stirred the cake mix" and some of them "tossed the pizza dough!" I had some errands to run right after for a special project I'm working on, and then I decided it was too pretty not to spend the afternoon at the pool!
It has become a running joke between my friends and family that I can't go anywhere without knowing someone. Partly because of growing up in this small town and partly because of being a teacher.
Well, it's one thing to be a teacher in the town you live in, but I also live in the community that I teach in! And, I love it!
Yes, that does mean that I pretty much have to be "Mrs. Lochel" wherever I go, and I'm ok with that. I actually kind of enjoy it. It makes me feel a little bit famous sometimes :)
Being a teacher isn't like many other professions where you can just leave your work on your desk each day. My work is constantly on my mind and in my heart. My work lives next door, and down the street, and meets me at the pool in the summertime.
So, that's probably where you'll find me tomorrow. With my towel, book, and sunblock on hand...
I'll be waiting to hear those sweet voices as I reach out for the gate....just being me...Mrs. Lochel.