There have a few times connected with my job as a school nurse in which I’ve had the pleasure to don a costume in skits for the lower elementary. Several years in a row I was the Big Bad Wolf for the Great American Smokeout (smoking prevention), and once a friend of mine was the Grape Ape while I hid behind a homemade stage as the puppeteer, (for what I don’t exactly remember…)
And you thought school nurses just sat around putting on bandaids!!
One thing I noticed about being “incognito” is the emotional freedom to act out of character. Regardless of how hot or uncomfortable the suits were, I had so much fun, which probably makes it more enjoyable for the kids. Continue reading