Friday, October 5, 2012

This One's For My Mom

I come from a long line of educators. My mom is a teacher. Her mother and her brother are teachers. And she has four cousins that are teachers. Oh, and my dad is also sort of a teacher because he trains news casters. 

Whoa! That's a lot of teachers right? But for some reason, I didn't get the gene and in a way, I am so glad for it. Because I can't even stand the thought of being a teacher. I don't have the patience to do it. I mean as far as I understand, it takes a lot of patience to be a teacher. A lot

I hear stories about rebellious kids, and kids who are slow learners and so on. I have actually been with those kids in class myself. I'm sure it takes a lot of work not to be pissed of or, even if you are, not to show it. Seriously, if it were me, I'd probably burst into angry tears and run home everyday. So, I guess that makes them the most tolerant, and hard working people ever.

My mom has been a teacher for a very long time. I believe it's been nearly twenty years now, maybe more. She was my very first teacher too. I never went to pre-school and she taught me at home before I started first grade. 

She's very good at it and the kids love her. Random young adults walk up to her on the streets and tell her they used to be her students. They tell her about their lives and their work and it makes her proud to know she had a hand in helping them reach this point in their lives. 

I'm very proud of her too. 

Happy Teachers' Day, Mom. I love you.


  1. I love this tribute to your mom! It's beautiful!

    You also make an excellent point about kids who have a difficult time in school. Think of the frustration they must face on a daily basis, yet they press on. They really are among the hardest working of students.

  2. Oh, thank you. She's the best :)

  3. My husband's family is full of teachers. His mom, his dad, his sister, and several aunts and uncles. He swore he'd never become a teacher, and he didn't. He married one, instead!

    Great post, your mom will be proud to read it.