The joke around my house lately has been, "Mom's a big deal in Europe." This seems to apply to everything I have an opinion about in my household. They got it from a joke I made at school I do have a self-deprecating, sarcastic sense of humor (which has been passed on to my children). Although, I do work really hard and understand that I am great at my job. It's probably not as much about skill, as it is passion. There I go again! I am a great teacher... students are inspired by me.... parents love me.... (insert your own mantra here).
I'm always taken aback when people comment on my blog or I notice an entry on Pintrest. Many times, these are just rants or dumping my thoughts on to paper/screen. My friend, Carly- who teachers kindergarten, will bring attention to it once in a while when she's blog-surfing. It's a running joke at school. I'm like the David Hasselhoff of teaching- undervalued daily, but big in Europe! Here's the latest example of how Americans need to listen to me: