Do you know the book Miss Nelson is Missing? It’s one of my favorites.
It’s about an elementary school teacher who finds that her class has
gotten a little out of control, and she can’t seem to pull it together.
The next day, Miss Nelson is mysteriously absent, replaced by a really
terrifying substitute, Viola Swamp, who quickly whips the class into shape and makes them long for the return of their sweet teacher (spoiler: Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp are the same person).
I worked as a librarian, I covered two schools. I’d do one week at one
school and then one week at the other school. The computer technology
teacher, Elaine (who I still keep in touch with), had the opposite
schedule as I did, so while I was at one school teaching library
lessons, she’d be at the other school teaching.
One of the principals joked that we were like Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp – never in the same place at the same time.
When Kayla told me she was doing a post at Babble where people dressed as their favorite book character
for National Book Lover’s Day (it’s today!), I knew immediately that I
didn’t want to dress as just ONE book character, but two.
And so I did.
and. . . . .
When I came out of my bathroom wearing the Viola Swamp costume, Ella said, “You don’t look like my mommy.”
Happy Book Lover’s Day!