Today was my wife Kelli's first day back to school as Kindergarten teacher here in Brillion. It begins her 9th year of teaching. And according to her, the kids did well with her name change too. Last year she was "Miss P." This year she's "Mrs. Baas". It's been throwing the kids for a loop.
In fact, before the last school year ended in May, she told her class, "You'd better say good-bye to Miss P., because she's not coming back next year." The kids were confused, and a little heartbroken. They couldn't understand why their favorite teacher wasn't going to be at school this year. Then, after a few minutes of deep concern, one of her little boys spoke up with a cheerful grin... "I know, it's because you're getting married Miss P! You're going to have a new name!"
Ah, those poor kids. Kelli loves to tease them, and she's good at it too. They don't always catch on right away... but when they do, it's so very cute to watch!