The title of this blog is a favorite quote from Gretchen Rueben's book, The Happiness Project. I admit, I do catch myself wishing away some days, some seasons of life, hoping for better things. The years pass quickly and when I look back I realize those WERE the better things. In an effort to capture those better things I begin this blog. The details of my life are many things: mundane, quirky, sad, joyful, and hopefully, at times, entertaining. About three years ago my life was pretty much an open book when I blogged about our family's struggle with leukemia. When that was over I closed the book. I now open it again----well, at least a few chapters

Friday, June 10, 2011

You Know Your a Teacher When.....

I have been pondering today on how much I am going to miss my grade 9's when they leave me in a couple of weeks. We are driving each other crazy right now and are both so ready for summer, but I'm still so attached to them. Teaching is great and I love it! Can't wait to have Reg in my school next year. I have been waiting my whole life for this!

Here is something for all my teacher friends out there compliments of Jeff Foxworthy.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TEACHER WHEN.............................

1. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.

2. You get a secret thrill out of laminating something.

3. You have 25 people that accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.

4. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 15 minutes.

5. You've trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day:before school and after school.

6. You want to slap the next person who says "Must be nice to work 8 to 3 and have summers off."

7. You believe chocolate is a food group.

8. You can tell if it's a full moon without ever looking outside.

9. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says "Boy, the kids sure are mellow today."

10. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.

11. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.

12. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.

13. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own needs.

14. You can't pass the school supply aisle without getting at least five items!

15. You ask your friends if the left hand turn he just made was a "good choice or a bad choice."

16. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.

17. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.

18. You understand instantaneously why a child behaves a certain way after meeting his or her parents.

19. You think people should be required to get a government permit before being allowed to reproduce.

20. You wonder how some parents ever figured out how to reproduce.

21. The sound of the photocopier haunts you in your sleep.


Kaylynn said...

That is so funny. I love it. I am sure all of you teachers can appreciate most of these things. 2 more weeks until summer!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Williams! I'm going to miss you so much! I've had so many fun times in your class. You know theres always going to be those teachers your remember some for the good and some for the bad..not worries I'll remember you for the good! Your deff one of my favorites and somewhat helped me become better at reading books haha! Thanks for everything this year! Your the best <3

Christal said...

ha ha love these so true I was only and aide for 10 years but same goes! Hope your net week and half is bearable:) then onto summer!!