It was Friday and I was sitting in class talking to my aid that comes and helps me an hour a day. The kids were all in specialty so it was just the two of us. A parent walked in with a box of cookies that were for grandparents day that afternoon.
The parent addressed the aid and asked if she was subbing today, she replied no. Then the parent said, OK can you give these to the sub then? My aid looked over at me and said, this is Mr. Horan right here...
The story isn't over, as the parent quickly started to walk out feeling a little embarrassed she stopped and turned around. She informed me that on Hero Day her son told her that he wanted to dress up like Mr. Horan. She told him that may not be a good idea, since I wasn't his teacher and it might make her feel bad, especially since they hadn't had the greatest relationship this year. So she wanted me to know that I was her son's hero.
So do I feel like an honored hero, or someone who just got called out for looking like a student in their own 4th grade classroom?