27 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Were Raised By A Teacher

Life is tough when there are teachers at school and at home.

1. When you arrived at school you already knew half the teachers

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2. Which was great, until you accidentally called one of them by their first name in front of the whole class

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3. You got a lift to and from school every single day

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4. But you’d hide every time you drove past your friends at the bus stop

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5. Other kids would constantly ask you “Are you Mr X/Mrs Y’s kid?”

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6. At which point you’d be greeted by one of the following reactions. Either this…

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8. They’d then ask if your mum/dad did your homework for you

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9. You didn’t really understand why the other kids would freak out about parents’ evening

Every day was a parents’ evening for you!

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10. If you got in trouble your parents would find out immediately

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11. So you didn’t get in trouble

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12. Everyone would find it hysterical when you called them ‘mum’ or ‘dad’

Surely it would have been weirder if you’d called them ‘Miss’ or ‘Sir’?

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13. Then there was the day in Year 8 when you found out they’d be teaching you maths for a whole year

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14. They were ALWAYS marking

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15. And you learnt that you should NEVER interrupt a teacher who’s in the middle or writing reports

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16. It took you years to realise not all parents had the summer holidays off work like yours did

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17. Your parents would always know anyone you were going out with

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18. And being an easily embarrassed teen, this meant you ended up not going out with anyone

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19. Teachers who didn’t like your mum/dad would take it out on you

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20. You couldn’t go out as a family without someone shouting “Hi Miss!” or “Oi, Sir!”

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21. You could never get away with the old, “But I don’t have any homework” line

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22. It wasn’t all bad though. If you got *really* stuck on something, your mum/dad would call your teacher for help

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23. You’d find out all the staff room gossip

Which teacher did everyone hate? Which teachers were secretly dating? What was the real reason the head had been on unpaid leave for 6 months?

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24. You were allowed to look at your classmates’ marks providing you didn’t say anything

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25. You were never late for school

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26. And you were always the first to find out about snow days

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27. Which just about makes the fact that you’re STILL asked if you’re Mr X/Mrs Y’s child worth it

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