Monday, December 7, 2015


If, just if the principal hung a WANTED sign in the window of a classroom when needing to hire a new teacher, it might go a little something like this:

1. Must be able to hold bladder for a minimum of 3.5 hours.
 2. Must have rockstar like qualities: able to spontaneously sing about EVERYTHING; coming to the carpet, cleaning up, or how to use a glue bottle.

3. Must be able to eat a portable lunch, WHILE sending an email, making copies, laminating and phoning a parent - in no more than 20 minutes…there will not be time for the bathroom (hence, the need for #1.)

4. Must be able to look at an empty yogurt cup and INSTANTLY think of 10 different ways to use it in the classroom or as craft with students.
5. Must be good at multi-tasking; because there will always be 10+ things that need to be done at the very SAME time…while 20 or more children are standing in front of you.

6. Must be an expert at parenting, artistry, music, mediation, schedule keeping, record keeping, psychology, nursing, physical fitness, planning ahead, oh and yes….TEACHING!

7. Must be able to LAUGH at yourself misleading verbiage like "Teachers' lounge" and "Summers off."
8. Must be willing to spend more money on SCHOOL STUFF than you do on your own children.

9. Must be able to keep a stash of emergency CHOCOLATE behind your stash of emergency chocolate.

10.  Must be willing to go CRAZY - because, just because the job of teaching could possibly make you that way!

So that is how it might look - any one of those signs could easily hang on the window of a classroom. Each of them TEACHER TRUTHS. I love that so many of us have stopped and filled out that application anyway. It is a journey of many words, many truths, many laughs and many rewards. But in the end, it remains one of the best jobs EVER!

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you found a few moments of humor and laughter here …in Paradise!


  1. All of this is so true, Robin. Thank you for making me laugh and inspiring me on a regular basis!

    1. Laughter is the BEST medicine. I actually think it should be classified as one of the basic needs. (LOL!)

  2. The struggle is real! Love this. Can. Not. Stop. Laughing.

  3. Soooo true!!! Teachers are special for sure!!