10 Truths About a Teacher’s Social Life in May

I’m fine. I’m totally fine.

A Teacher's Social Life in May

While normally you at least strive for work-life balance, at this point in the school year, you more or less admit defeat. You’ve got too many school events, too many report cards, and not nearly enough energy to do it all. Here are 10 truths about a teacher’s social life in May:

1. It pretty much doesn’t exist.

I Don't Have Friends

Friends. What friends?

2. Like it’s basically microscopic.

You'd Have to Go Looking for It

Nope, no plans here.

3. Unless you count chaperoning the middle school dance.

Unless You Count the Middle School Dance

Do the Shuffle!

4. In which case my social life is poppin’.

In which case I'm popping

Pass the punch. 

5. But mostly, this month, you’ll find me doing this.

But mostly, this month

Grading. Soooo much grading…

6. Or this.

Or this

Netflix and sleep.

7. And definitely not wondering what my friends are doing without me.

Wondering about my friends

Please try not to have too much fun.

8. I mean, I’m sure they’re enjoying the few nice days that we actually have in between the frigid snow and sweltering heat.

The Few Nice Days

Sigh…those elusive days of spring.

9. While I grade 137 essays on The Grapes of Wrath.

Grade 137 Essays

That all start with “In my opinion…”

10. But I’m fine. I’m totally fine. I’ll see you guys in July.

i'm fine

Later, gators.

For more on the reality of a teacher’s social life in May, check out the video below:

Plus, how to make it through the end of the year when you’re tired and sad, and our favorite end of the year memes

 

Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.

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