You Live With A Teacher When

Teacher Humour - 10 Ways to Find Out if You Live With a Teacher. Suspect a loved one might be a teacher? Review our 10 point check list from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

  1. During the school year they have two moods: complete exhaustion or super stressed. 
  2. During assessment and reporting cycles you find a lot of reasons to leave the house. 
  3. They continuously refer to their class as "my kids", but you don't remember having thirty kids. 
  4. Every time they leave the house the morning they take more bags with them, than moving day. 
  5. When their friends come over they speak in a secret language using words like: Behaviour Plan, IEP, Duty, Supervision, Success Criteria, Anchor Charts. 
  6. They complain about not being able to go to the washroom during the day -even though they really needed to. 
  7. Has not eaten lunch in years. 
  8. Part of your monthly house budget goes to school supplies such as stickers, pens, paper, glue and art supplies.
  9. They are only able to take vacations three times a year: Christmas Break, Spring Break and Summer Holidays.
  10. They leave the house looking clean and proper, and return covered in dust, chalk, vomit, whiteboard marker, pen ink or paint. 
If the person you live with matches most of these descriptions, congratulations you live with a teacher!
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Teacher Humour - 10 Ways to Find Out if You Live With a Teacher. Suspect a loved one might be a teacher? Review our 10 point check list from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

I am linking up this month with ELA Buffet and Desktop Learning Adventures for their Secondary Smorgasbord Link Up of Classroom Funnies.  


  1. Absolutely true! I'd have to add "teacher hands" to the list from the ink on my hands from wiping off the overhead.
    Pam ;)
    Desktop Learning Adventures

  2. You nailed it, Kristy! I see myself all over this list. Thank God for SmartBoards and digital pens--that makes me a bit cleaner when I get home these days (though not much). I think we may be the only profession on the planet full of people who steal office supplies from home to take to work!

  3. Too many of those are spot-on! My husband would like me to work on that budget one... :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  4. I have a few things I could add to this list. I think 31 would be you know you are a teacher when on Fridays you simply cannot function after work and want to go to sleep before it's even dark out.

    Brynn Allison
    The Literary Maven

  5. So true, Kristy! I've taken to calling all my kids my "personal" kids and my "kids." As far as #10 goes, I remember getting a long swipe of green marker across my face one day. I had no idea until late that night. I can't believe not one student told me I had marker on my face!
    Thanks for the laughs!

  6. Great post! Bringing home a new dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult, is like bringing home a new baby – you need to be prepared, and you need supplies. So, I was looking for articles on buying pet supplies online and then I came across yours inspiring read. Thanks!

  7. I love this list! I still refer to my student teaching students as my kids and that was quite a few years ago now :-) ~Stephanie's History Store

  8. My problems is I take home so many things to do, sometimes multiple bags and I usually don't even have time to do most of it. I don't know what I am thinking!
    Reading and Writing Redhead

  9. I'm looking forward to being a teacher.

  10. Happy to say I've never come home with vomit on me, but the bag thing is true. I have a crate on wheels AND two book bags. It takes me two hours to leave on Fridays - I'm so afraid of leaving something behind.

  11. I related to each and every one of those statements on your list. That is so funny! My husband got a kick out of them too. Thanks for making me chuckle
    Renée (AKA MadameKenny)


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