Painfully Honest Thoughts from Parents Tackling Teacher Duties
Teaching. It’s an art form. It’s a science. It’s, well, a challenge. Sure, most of the time, we’re jazzed to have a career that makes a positive impact. But let’s get candid for a minute: there are those stressful days when the wine bottle calls our name from the fridge.
We’re thankful every day. But that gratitude often comes with a loving smirk, especially when others get a taste of the educator life. We think of it healthy dose of “See? Teaching’s not so easy, now is it?” Parents and teachers have always shared a crucial partnership, but with the sudden need for homeschooling rising, we are truly in this thing together. Here’s the proof of our camaraderie.
Teaching math…and “nutrition.”
“You can eat 50% of a mermaid before you’re considered a cannibal.”
My kid, using homeschool math during social distancing
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) March 19, 2020
So half of it can pay off all the degrees we earn to change the future.
Day 1 of homeschooling: when this is all over, let’s double teacher pay, ok?
— Caitlin Rogger (@Caitlin_Rogger) March 16, 2020
Sometimes a politician has the right idea.
At the end of the first day of my kids being out of school after our attempts at “homeschooling”… my conclusion… teachers are superheroes. The end.
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) March 17, 2020
Are there 30-something of them?
Well I guess it’s time to learn my kids’ names.
— Abbi “QuaranQueen” Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) March 16, 2020
We suggest real-world application.
Me: *explains math problem*
Tween: I don’t understand.
Me: *explains the exact same way except more aggravated*
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) March 16, 2020
Wait until you have to clean up all the glitter.
We’re having our own “Spirit Week” at home since there’s no school for the kids.
Today, we’re kicking it off with “Meltdown Monday”.
— Nonchalant Charlotte (@jellybnbonanza) March 16, 2020
Ah, large class sizes.
Homeschooling day 1: trying to get this kid transferred out of my class.
— OutnumberedMother (@OutNumbMother) March 17, 2020
Sounds like Tuesday.
Day 3: Homeschooling Officially SHUTDOWN!
* Teacher has quit (Me)
* 1 student has been skipping
* 1 student dropped out
* Copier (printer) jammed
* Cafeteria (pantry/kitchen) snacks have ALL been eaten
* Grandma After School Program has banned the kids
P.S. out of toilet paper
— Dr. Kristopher J. Childs ??? (@DrKChilds) March 18, 2020
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