We've all heard of teacher's pet before, right? Mariah has always been a great student, so teachers naturally loved her. Allison, on the other hand, seems to have a knack not with teachers, but the school lunch ladies! When she was in second grade, the lunch supervisor at her school took a shining to Allison. She would eat with her sometimes, even coming in occasionally on her day off so they could have lunch together. She would buy her little holiday gifts and stash them in her locker, and during summer breaks, they would snail mail each other letters. Honestly, I was a little freaked out by all the attention she was giving my child at first, but after taking the time to get to know her myself, I found the relationship kind of sweet. I love that there is another mother type figure in her life that she feels comfortable talking to!
Allison has since left elementary school, but they still exchange letters in the mail. They went out for ice cream over summer vacation, and it's so lovely that she still thinks of Allison on holidays, driving to our house to drop off little care packages for her.
Now that Allison is in middle school, there's a new lunch lady on the scene. And guess what? It so happens to be the mom of Mariah's boyfriend! "My table gets to go first. Mrs. R. gives me bubble gum every day as I pass through the line. Everyone knows I'm her favorite!" Yes, she certainly has a knack for getting the lunch lady to love her. Mariah is a bit irritated that she's friends with Mrs. R. on Facebook, and had to roll her eyes when she also got another Easter gift from her new found lunch lady friend. (Don't worry, Mariah got one too!)
Were you ever a favorite in school? Is your child a teacher's (or lunch lady's) pet?