Having completed internship, I can definitely say that I can relate to a few of these:
You Know You’re A Teacher When … – Christina’s Classroom Early Childhood Blog
- You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
- You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.
- You walk into a store and hear the words “It’s Ms/Mr._______” and know you have been spotted.
- You have 25 people that accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
- You can eat a multi-course meal in under twenty minutes.
- You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day: lunch and planning period.
- You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.
- You believe the teachers’ lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
- You want to slap the next person who says “Must be nice to work 8 to 3 and have summers off.”
- You believe chocolate is a food group.
- You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
- You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says “Boy, the kids sure are mellow today.”
- You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
- You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own needs.
- You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five items!
- You find true beauty in a can of perfectly sharpened pencils.
- You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
- You understand instantaneously why a child behaves a certain way after meeting his or her parents.
What else could be added to the list?