Yes, this question was asked of me the other day. I was conversing with my daycare provider about my job, and we got on the topic of bus duty and my lack of planning/prep time and she was genuinely surprised that I had to do the work that real teachers do. I don’t know if she meant because I’m an art teacher or because I’m part-time (English isn’t her first language), but either way, it still stung a bit. Yes, art teachers plan and prep, and yes, even though I’m only part-time, I still have to plan and prep. Gee, some people sure don’t get it, do they?
(This photo obviously has nothing to do with this post, but I just had to share. This is the reason I only work part-time, and this is the reason, despite the fact that I love my job, why I wish I didn’t work at all sometimes. And in case you don’t know what you’re looking at, that’s a cloth diapered baby wearing leg warmers and a onesie.)