I’ve been a Tiger Fan since birth. My cousin played for the Tigers when I was little and my Aunt Sally always made sure I was decked out in the latest Tiger apparel.
My classroom (when I had my own) was totally decked out in Tigers. Seriously, I think have more Tigers ‘stuff’ than anyone I know. Even more than Mandy!
The yearbook room is also a Tiger mecca. We have a waterfall picture with a Tiger that use to be at El Rancherito, an orange and black love seat I found at a local consignment shop, not to mention our own stuffed Tiger and mascot, “Ollie”.
When I went upstairs to get dressed this morning it dawned on me — what the hell am I going to wear if I stop being a teacher? My entire wardrobe revolves around that school! All of it is either from when I was in high school, orange, has a tiger, says “teacher,” “Mrs. We.i.tl,” “Olnean,” or is from the last 5 years when shirts are a fundraiser for different organizations at least once a month and I always buy. I have no idea what “normal” people wear!
Bo apparently has caught Tiger fever as well. On Saturday we went to the outlet mall and I originally bought a Tiger stuffed animal as a gift for another friends baby. Bo latched on to it and claimed it as his fairly quickly. It is the only toy he has been really “into” so far. I think he has found his lovey… Meet “Tony the Tiger.” (Original, I know. It was either that or Hobbes — I decided I like Frosted Flakes better.)