It's not often that I talk about my husband here, the Music Man. He's in his world (choir). I'm in mine (cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, repurposing, marketing, painting, carpooling, reading, et cetera-ing).
But I'm proud to announce that he called me from work yesterday with some "fun, surprising news." I love how he made sure to put the word "fun" in there, knowing that surprising news is rarely good.
This news is good, really good.
He tells me, "I got the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award."
"Of course you did," I respond, pleased but not surprised.
Not only does that man teach middle school students to sing, he teaches them to love it, and each other.
If I were to list the first 20 words that come to mind when describing his job, I'd be sure to include:
El Tour (as in a choir tour of the elementary schools, not a random foreign language word, as I originally thought)
Control top panty hose
Oh, wait, that's more than 20 words. But that's OK, because most days he puts in more than a day's work.
Here are some pictures to prove it:
For a look at just how much 250 zany middle schoolers love his choirs, check out this video.
Congrats, Music Man, you deserve it!