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22 Truths You'll Only Understand If Your Parent Was A Teacher

You were a star student, because you literally had no choice.

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1. You always did your homework. Not necessarily because you wanted to, but because your parent was watching like a hawk.

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2. You were never allowed to push the dress code, because your parent had it memorized.

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3. Not going to school just "because you didn't want to go" was NEVER an option for you.

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4. You were always one of the first to find out about snow days, because of the faculty phone tree.

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5. If you attended the same school they worked at, sometimes you could figure out your grades before your classmates.

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It was a blessing and a curse.

6. Parent-teacher conferences were a breeze, because your teacher and parent either knew each other or would bond over their job.

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7. As a kid, you and your friends would play "school," and you always claimed the role of teacher.

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8. And if anyone dared try to fight you for the title, they were dead meat.

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9. Your back-to-school shopping always started earlier than everyone else, because your parent had to get their classroom ready.

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10. At some point in your life, you actually dreamed of being a teacher.

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11. And you know with everything you've learned growing up, you'd probably make a great one.

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12. Having friends over as a kid was always great because your mom or dad was great around kids.

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13. You've spent countless hours helping design and decorate classrooms.

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14. And as a result you've developed a love for organization, labeling, and color coordinating.

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It you.

15. You always knew the hottest gossip about teachers and students at your parent's school. Bonus points if it was the school you went to.

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16. You had at least one teacher who was also your parent's friend, and they always tried to be buddy-buddy with you.

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17. Your parent always tried to convince you that every teacher was great... even if they weren't.

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18. You ended up spending 99% of time with your mom or dad in the summer, simply because you were both home.

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19. And you rarely went to camp, because your parent was home for summer break just like you.

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20. Going to college was not optional. It was mandatory.

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21. You couldn't go anywhere without someone recognizing your parent as their teacher they had a decade ago.

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They were basically a local celebrity.

22. And you felt like a badass knowing your parent was a big, bad teacher, so wouldn't trade your childhood as a teacher's kid for anything.

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