I Appreciate Teachers So Hard
It’s Teacher Appreciation week! If social distancing has taught moms anything, it’s to appreciate teachers! Big shout-out to all the teachers this week and always! Virtual hugs, thanks, and cheers to you all! . #teacherappreciationweek #teachers #angelpeople #thankyou #whatyouredoingmatters #love #gratitude #askforaraise #presents #freevacations #allinclusive #monday #maythefourthbewithyouPosted by imomsohard on Monday, May 4, 2020
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and if physical distancing has taught parents anything, it's to appreciate teachers.
Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, the comedy duo behind I Mom So Hard, put together a video that's a painfully accurate accounting of why we value the role of teachers now more than ever.
From navigating Zoom classes that start at 8:11 a.m. to harping on our kids' iPad time (by complaining, "don't you feel like you should watch a movie or TV or something?"), they perfectly reveal why most parents aren't cut out for homeschooling.
The best part of the vid? When Kristin drunk-dials her kid's teacher.
"Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I'm really so grateful for everything you've ever done," she says between gulps of wine while hiding out in a closet. "I regret saying or having any thoughts that teachers have a cush job because you guys get the summers off. I've got two students right now, and they're so mean . . . and they're mine. I don't know how you do it. I wanted to put in two weeks on Day 1."
She ends the desperate call with an even more desperate proclamation: "I love you. I, like, really, really love you."
And because we may not have it in us to craft a thank-you card between learning common core maths and pretending to pay attention in conference calls, consider just sending this video to the teachers in your lives. They'll get the message.