Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Teachers With Kids Really Do in the Summer!

That moment when someone says "Man, I wish I had a job where I got summers off"...


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1.  We schedule appointments
Need a dental cleaning?  Too bad!  You have to wait until summer.
Doctor visit?  No way Jose.
Well check ups?  Not until summer.
Oh, you have an ingrown toenail?  You better hop on one foot for a few months!
No one has time for appointments during the school year, and even if we did, who wants to write sub plans?


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2.  We schedule our kid's appointments
Multiply a teacher's summer appointments by the number of kids they have.  It's not pretty.


3.  We have babies
You know those late May, early June babies... yeah, those are probably teacher's kids.  Having a baby during the school year is dang near impossible if you want your students to learn anything.


4.  We do arts, crafts, and teaching
Then, when you have those babies, you have to actually TEACH them!  We do this partly because we have mom-teacher guilt if we don't, but also because we don't want the side eye from our children's teachers when they find out that WE are teachers!


5.  We go to workshops
Yes, we work... for FREE!


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Okay, okay... we don't really work for free.  We get paid in credits that go toward renewing our teacher certification every few years.  It's pretty much the same thing.


6.  We go on vacation
Because who wants to plan a trip during the fall or spring when it's nice outside and plane tickets are cheap? Definitely not us!



7.  We go on pinning binges and write lessons
In case you haven't heard, teachers don't actually get time to PLAN their lessons at school.  That doesn't make any sense, I know.  But, teachers do their planning at home... on nights, weekends, and SUMMERS!  So, while you are watching your Netflix shows, we are pinning and planning ideas to start our year off on the right foot.


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8.  We set up our classroom
This is another one of those things that doesn't make sense.  Teachers don't get time to set up their rooms either!  What???  Yeah... I know, I don't get this one either.  We come in during our summers to do this... and most likely, we are doing it with our kids in tow.


9.  We spring clean
Who has time to clean your whole house from top to bottom during Spring Break?  Not this lady!  So, any household chores that have been piling up will be done in the summer.  And by the time summer gets here, it has gotten pretty bad!


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10.  Sleep and relax
Hahaha!  Just kidding.  Who has time for that?

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