Students typically categorized their teachers as people whose lives are boring and go through the cycle of teaching then sleeping, then teaching again, and so forth. But each teacher is a person that grew up from a child to a matured adult through different life experiences everyone goes through. Ms. Brandlin is no exception to the idea of teachers having different encounters that happened in the earlier days of her life. She has her share of treasured memories that she kindly shared with me, and how these events have shaped her character we all know today.
Ms. Brandlin’s family is similar to most since she grew up with both her parents and two siblings, but the way they came together has a unique twist to it. When her parents first got married, they planned on having kids, but was unsuccessful in the process. The disappointment lead them to adopting the oldest of the three siblings, a girl named Danielle ...view middle of the document...
When the Brandlin family would visit the island, they would rent a house near the beach during the warm summer. Everyone played at the beach doing several activities that brought them all closer together. Ms. Brandlin and her family caught crabs by the Balboa shores, and would bury each other in the soft sands. In the ocean, the Brandlin's canoed together on rented boats and would go sailing in the winds. After playing all day in the sun, everyone ventured through the local town and bought ice-cream or frozen bananas at night. These summers spent in New Port gave Ms. Brandlin a delightful and loving memory to look back on like all of us. But not only did she experience these fun-filled times, several fights with her siblings were an inevitable situation we all go through.
Despite growing closer together on the sunny beaches of Balboa Island, Ms. Brandlin and her brother Derek created a memory that will always leave Ms. Brandlin with laughs of the childish past. In the Brandlin house, Ms. Brandlin and her brother were wrestling in the living room floor. Derek prevailed and pinned her down on the carpet below, waiting for his teasing to begin. Derek attempted to drop and dangle some of his saliva above her face, and suck it back in his mouth at just the last second to scare her. But unfortunately, his saliva trick failed and landed right inside one of her ears. This infuriated Ms. Brandling and lead to her vomiting on the carpet floor and punches heading towards her brother. This event ended up with both of them in deep trouble, especially Ms. Brandlin since she had stained the living room carpet. But despite this unfortunate fight with her brother, she still treats this as a memory she does not want to forget.
Ms. Brandlin’s life is unique in its own ways, but is also similar to the way most of us grow up with our families, making new memories each day no matter how splendid or troubling they are. The different times she went through make it easier for her students to connect with since she herself had times of fighting and laughter. These experiences she went through helped shape her character into the form she is today, the teacher we all know and appreciate.