Where is Our Real Teacher
Where is our real teacher?
Substitute teachers get asked this hourly.
Maybe even every eight minutes.
Sometimes I give a teacher a bathroom break.
Especially a pregnant teacher.
They need it more often.
And are so grateful!
A spaceship got her, I tell them.
Watching their faces.
Either change to laughter or tears.
I have learned the hard way
Kindergarten students have the most severe reaction.
Depending upon how well I like their teacher I either
Say it or not say it.
Knowing that half of them will be sobbing when she returns.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019