Friday, July 27, 2012

You Know You're a Teacher When....

So I don't have anything TOO exciting to post today.  I did get to work in my classroom again today.  And I did remember to bring my camera to take pictures.... but of course even though you spend hours in your room it looks like you got barely anything done, so I'll skip on the pictures.  I am happy with what I got accomplished today though AND I brought a ton of laminated stuff home to cut out!  Fun fun!  Also... my hubby is helping me with some of my Monday Made It projects!!  Love him!

Anyway.... back to the post title.  You may have seen this floating around Pinterest or elsewhere, BUT I have to share it!!  I literally laughed out loud to more than half of them!!  Enjoy!

Jeff Foxworthy's "How do you know you're a teacher?"

  1. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
  2. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
  3. You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted.
  4. You have 25 people who  accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
  5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
  6. You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.
  7. 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.
  8. You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
  9. You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.
  10. You believe chocolate is a food group.
  11. You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
  12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”
  13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
  14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.
  15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
  16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
  17. You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items!
  18. You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.”
  19. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.
  20. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
  21. You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.

(I found this list here.)

*I know my hubby doesn't like it when I use #18's language with him!!


  1. So true! I have a whole shelf full of empty baby food jars (I don't have a baby) to prove #7. I do #5 well too-love the summer when I can just take my time!


  2. How (sadly) correct is this list??? I had a secret laugh at each and every one, and mentally put a big red √ next to each.
    ✿ Judy
    teaching with J

  3. I love this! I had a parent last year telling me that her son kept calling her my name! And my boyfriend is definitely not a fan of my using teacher language to him! Thanks for posting!

    A Series of First Grade Events

  4. Oh my goodness! These are so true! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my jitters blog hop!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  5. Ah, this is hilarious! I was actually laughing out loud when I read it. My husband and sis in law were with me and I was reading it to them expecting them to erupt in spontaneous laughter. Didn't happen. Maybe that could be #22. You know you're a teacher when you try to explain the humor of this list to someone else!


    First Grade Fascination

    1. That's so true Rebecca! I try to read these things to my hubby and it's just not funny to him!!