Thursday, March 31, 2011

You know you're a teacher when...

Abby at The Inspired Apple is having a fun linky party and I thought this would be good topic my first blog entry! So here goes nothing!

You know you're a teacher when...

- When out shopping you constantly ask yourself the question, "Could I wear this to school?” This creates a problem when getting dressed for girls nights and you are standing in your closet looking at a sea of solid color cardigans and flats. 
-  Your day can best be explained by simply saying, "It was like trying to keep ping pong balls underwater. Something else just kept popping up."
- You affectionately refer to your class as "my kids" even though you yourself don't have children yet.
- You routinely scarf down your lunch in 5-7 minutes so that you can get to the copy machine/laminator as quickly as possible during your lunch period.
- You love Dollar Tree, Goodwill, and the dollar isles at Target!
- You never quite feel like that "to do" list gets any shorter. It just changes a bit each day.
- You know that sometimes a hug really can fix everything!
- You secretly prefer students with a little bit of orneriness in them. It spices things up a bit.
- You sometimes email your best friend "quotes of the day" that are inspired by funny/inappropriate things that come out of your student's mouths.
- You know that some of your student's parents would be mortified if they knew what their child told you about them.


Amanda K. said...

I absolutely LOVE your post! So hilarious!I feel like I'm trying to keep ping pong balls under water all the time!

Abby said...

First of all, I *LOVE* the ping pong analogy & secondly, I also have 24 "kids" that I refer to as such all the time!!!

Rachel said...

Great list! I totally agree on #1 - I can't justify spending money on anything that I couldn't wear to work, so on the weekends I'm either all fancy or in my pjs. There's really no in-between!

PS Welcome to the blogging world. We're glad you're here :o)

Hadar said...

I just found your blog, and all I have to say is I totallly feel you on the "going out" clothes!!! My sister won't let me buy anymore "teacher" clothes when we go shopping!

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