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    Aug 9, 2017

    Here's Why I'm Damn Sure I Could Never Be A Preschool Teacher

    God bless their brave, brave souls.

    1. Because I'd have to see misinterpretable drawings of things like "scissors" on a daily basis and try not to laugh.

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    Oh sweet, sweet little artists-in-training.

    2. Because sometimes I have days where I seriously wake up like this.

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    Word.

    3. But would still have to show up for work like this.

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    Seriously, I've never seen a preschool teacher in a bad mood.

    4. Because the "class pet" is always a fucking rodent and omgImpeeingritenow!

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    I mean, did puppies go out of style or something?

    5. Because the overshares are REAL.

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    Preschool teachers can't unhear the private deets your kids have told them – about what you and your partner were arguing about last night, that you're considering lipo, whose poop is the stinkiest in your house – even though they might really want to.

    6. Because I could not feasibly say, "we don't lick our friends" with a straight face.

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    I'm cracking TF up just thinking about saying it.

    7. And because TBH, I have way too much ass for those itty-bitty chairs.

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    Serious props to any adult that squeezes into one of these every day.

    8. Because I can't commit to being covered in paint, slime, or glitter all the time.

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    I don't even wanna think about your dry cleaning bill, girl.

    9. Because potty-training my own kids was stressful enough.

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    10. Because if you think it's hard dealing with all your threenager's um, "feelings", try dealing with the feelings of 20 of 'em.

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    Feelings about Wednesdays, feelings about the color blue, feelings about carrots for snack-time today, you're swimming in an ocean full of them.

    11. Because I'd have to keep gross things I find for the kiddos to "observe."

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    Eek!

    12. And because the overly-anxious parents calling, emailing, and texting me every half-hour to make sure their kid is still OK would stress me the hell out.

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    GIRL. I GOT THIS!

    13. Because there's always that one kid that makes you want to chuck those deuces up.

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    But TBH, they probably make you a better teacher.

    14. Oh, and all those freakin' songs you have to sing.

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    There's a "good morning" song, a "goodbye" song, a "parents always come back" song, a "Jamie's throwing sand" song – I'm hoarse just thinking about it.

    15. And speaking of songs, you're fielding requests from the Trolls, Moana and Frozen soundtracks every damn day.

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    16. Because I cannot imagine how exhausted you must be at the end of each day.

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    17. And because I know that sometimes it feels like it's taken all day to get to twelve o'clock.

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    Seriously though, if you have a preschooler, give their teacher a little extra love next time you see them. They are the ultimate rockstars, and remember: because they're doing it, you don't have to!

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