My husband and I are both teachers. Last year, I taught fifth grade and Joe taught sixth grade, so our conversations over dinner were always pretty entertaining.
I remember my first two years of teaching, Joe was still in school and working for Citi, and when he would try to offer me advice on a difficult situation, I would say, "But it doesn't work that way! You just don't get it!"
And that is just the way it is. Teaching is just one of those jobs that if you don't live it and breathe it everyday, you have no idea. I feel lucky that I absolutely love my job, but oh my... I am utterly exhausted, mentally and physically, come 3 o'clock.
After teaching middle school for two years, Joe sure gets it now. And he is lucky too- he has the perfect personality to be a really good teacher.
So I came across this and had a good laugh. If you are a teacher, or know someone who is, you may be able to relate. Enjoy!