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A Day In The Life Of A Substitute Teacher As Explained By Lucille Bluth

*does chicken dance*

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When you wake up in the morning thinking you have a day off but realize you have a job.

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Well, I'll be.

When you're trying to park and a parent pulls into the last teacher spot instead of pulling up to the drop-off lane like everyone else.

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Brenda, you're making me late.

When you find out you'll be in your favorite classroom.

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My babies!

When you ask if anyone has any questions *about the subject matter* and they ask what time recess is.

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You ask this every day, Jimmy.

When a kid refuses to get a tissue, yet keeps sniffling.

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I know you don't want one but C'MON.

When you've been in a certain classroom enough times and finally meet that one kid's parents.

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Well, that explains it.

When you sub in a new classroom on a Friday close to the end of the year.

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All-day recess is a thing, right?

When that one kid throws a tantrum for the 4th time that day and you're just not having it.

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No.

When a student claims one kid got special treatment.

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But really...

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They can't all be favorites.

When you call a kid the wrong name.

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I totally knew that.

When you get a call from the office and have to make sure the kids are quiet so it doesn't sound like you're losing control.

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BE COOL, GUYS.

When you get a job last-minute but decided to go out the night before.

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Gotta live your best life, kids.

When students are back behind the one area you can't see from the desk and you know they're doing something they aren't supposed to.

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You think I don't know your tricks.

When students tell you "their teacher allows it".

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Yeah, right. I wasn't born yesterday, Bobby.

When the crappy school toilet is clogged *again*.

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What do they feed you?!

When the student who has been struggling all year has finally achieved a goal you were there to help set.

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All the feels.

When you hear a student say you're their favorite sub.

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Celeb status.

When a student confides in you and you help them through a problem.

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I'm not crying, you're crying.

So despite the struggles, being a substitute teacher is pretty great.

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