My college age daughter has accused me of talking like  a "Kindergarten Teacher" at home for years. This is a funny little test that you can take if you are a teacher or homeschooling Mom to see if you are truly a teacher at heart. Answer the following questions to see how you rate:

If someone sneezes, do you hand them the tissue box?
Do you ask your guests if they remembered their coats, mittens and scarves as they get ready to leave?
Do you repeat everything at least twice?
On a girl's night out, do you ask your girlfriends if anybody needs to go to the bathroom before a movie or a play?
Do you sing the "Good Morning" song in your head as you drive?
Do you say "I like the way you did that!" to the man who comes to clean your carpets?
When everyone is getting in the car, do you say "Quick like bunnies!"?
When dinner is ready, do you call out "Ready or not, dinner's ready!"?
Do you say "Very good" when answering  a friend? 

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If you answer yes to at least three, you are a teacher!
If you answered yes to at least five, give retirement some thought!
If you answered yes to seven or more, you are a  teacher at heart whether you retire or not!


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How did you do? Can any of you add other questions to the test above?

70 comments

  1. Heather // March 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

    That is so cute! Having had little kids in my house for the past 11 years, I answered yes to three of the questions :)

  2. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

    Okay teach, you going to tell us which ones?

  3. LouAnne // March 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

    That was perfect! Guess I'm a teacher after all! :-)

  4. Debbie // March 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM  

    I still tell me kids criss cross apple sauce, and they are way past Kindergarten, and I was never a teacher! Some things just stick, Have a great weekend!~ Debbie

  5. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

    Way to go LouAnne!

  6. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

    Debbie,

    Some things do just stick....thanks for sharing. Have a great week-end

  7. Choices // March 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

    I answered yes to three of the questions. Quess that does show that I am a teacher because I do know that it is in my heart.

  8. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

    Awww Choices! From your posts on your blog, it is obvious that you are a teacher at heart!

  9. Theresa Milstein // March 12, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

    You compiled a very fun and true list.

    I definitely do the first three. For the second one, that's also because my own kids don't listen to me. It's not like I'm doing it without reason!

  10. Anne // March 12, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

    Oh man, I'm not a teacher, but maybe I should have been! I answered yes to several of these questions.

    Not long ago, I was having lunch with a dear friend and she said "I can tell your a mom." and I asked what she meant and she said "You just cleared my plate! The waiter would have done that!"

  11. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

    Thanks Theresa. I am sure you would have several on a writer's test too, you multitalented lady you!

  12. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

    Good for you Anne. You must be a teacher at heart! Too funny about the plate!

  13. GregoryJ // March 12, 2010 at 5:41 PM  

    If I'm not a teacher at heart, I'm an editor.

    a teacher

    not

    an teacher

    in the title.

    I just know you would not want it to stay that way.

  14. halpey1 // March 12, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

    Yikes, I have to admit, I don't do ANY of those things... I do most of them IN the classroom, but thankfully, when I leave the room, I leave it there. Thankfully - I think they'd revoke my 'man card' if I did any of those things outside the classroom.

  15. Lookie Lou TPPC.tv // March 12, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

    That is very funny...what happens if you have dogs and you say the same things? Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by for Friday Follow!

  16. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

    Ackkkkkkkk! Thank you for catching that Gregory!

  17. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

    Lol Halpey1. Good for you for leaving it at the classroom door!

  18. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

    Lookie...then you are a doggie teacher at heart?

  19. Nicole Bouchard Boles // March 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM  

    Coming from Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower. Please visit me at www.everydayphilanthropistblog.com

  20. Margaret // March 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

    Lol! I answered yes to all of them. I had wanted to become a teacher but when I graduated from high school I was told I'd never get a job because there were too many. Following back from FF! Have a great weekend!

  21. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

    Thnaks Nicole..following you back!

  22. Razzi // March 12, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

    This was such a funny post! You're really endearing, I love your voice in the posts :)

    Paddy☮

    Click here to visit me at LITTLE RAZZI blog!

  23. Stefany // March 12, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

    HEHE! I have several teacher friends and I can see them doing these things! :)

    I am following you back now. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me.

  24. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

    Thanks Razzi.

  25. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

    Thanks Stefany.

  26. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

    Thanks for visiting my blog Margaret! See there...you shouldn't have listened to the naysayers! You are a teacher at heart!

  27. Ann // March 12, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

    Fantastic! How funny. (Now I'm singing the "Good Morning" song)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  28. ~SHANNON~ // March 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

    Hey there! I'm your brand new shiny most recent follower!! YAY!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I am so happy to have found yours! You had me laughing SO hard! Hope you have a great weekend! Your blog is adorable!

    Shannon

    http://milkandcuddles.com/

  29. yonca // March 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

    Thanks for following. I'm following back! Have a great weekend!

  30. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

    Too funny Ann!

  31. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

    Thanks Shannon! I am following you back! Have a great week-end!

  32. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

    Thanks Yonca! Have a terrific week-end!

  33. Lara // March 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

    Oh my... yes... so many of these are so true. I talk to everyone like they are one of my students. People think it's pretty funny. :)

    Thanks for following! I'm following you back!

  34. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

    Thanks Lara! Have a great week-end!

  35. Frugal Vicki // March 12, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

    This is super cute. I must admit I have always wanted to be a teacher. I don't know why I didn't pursue it in college. One day, though, when the kids are grown!

  36. Tree // March 12, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

    Very funny! LOL Coming over for Friday Follow. Thanks for following me....I'm following with both of my blogs. :)

    Tree aka Mother of Pearl
    http://www.motherofpearlitis.com
    http://www.mommiesfaves.com

  37. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 11:45 PM  

    Vicki,

    I would highly recommend Elementary Education! I love teaching Kindergarten!

  38. VKT // March 12, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

    Thanks Vicki! I will follow you back!

  39. Anita // March 13, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comment! You have an interesting blog and I am looking forward to reading many of your posts and sharing them with my daughter (who is a teacher).
    Blessings,
    Anita

  40. fancygrlnancy // March 13, 2010 at 12:34 AM  

    I am following you back.. Thanks for following me.

    This is funny and true! I always bite my tongue as I ask people if they washed their hands after coming out of a bathroom. :)

  41. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

    Thanks Anita!

  42. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 12:48 AM  

    Nancy,

    Great one! It is almost second nature for me to ask that in my classroom considering I teach kindergarten. Thanks for sharing!

  43. beadsandmorebylois // March 13, 2010 at 2:18 AM  

    Hi thanks for the follow, hope you have a great weekend too x

  44. Bernie // March 13, 2010 at 2:36 AM  

    This is funny, I think I am a kindergarten teacher....:-) Hugs

  45. Dimes2Vines // March 13, 2010 at 4:46 AM  

    Cute!
    Stopping by from Friday Follow - thanks for the follow and I'm following back!

  46. Brianne // March 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

    Love it! :D Thanks for stoppin' by the blog! :)

  47. Eclipsed // March 13, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

    Following back from Friday Follow. Looks like I'm a teacher at heart. I'd like to see the list of questions to see if you're an administrator ;)

  48. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

    You too Lois! Thanks for stopping by!

  49. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

    Thanks Brianne! Have a great week-end!

  50. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 10:06 AM  

    That would be interesting wouldn't it Eclipsed!

  51. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

    Thanks Dimes....have a great week-end!

  52. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

    Bernie!!

    So glad to see you sweet lady! Thank you so much for stopping by. You have been on my prayer list!

    Blessings!

  53. Regency Kindergarten // March 13, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

    my wife did all of those since we had our first baby. You have to hear when she is singing.......... 'I love you, you love me, we are happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, when you say you love me too' :)

  54. gayle // March 13, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

    Oh my I did answer yes to several!! How about...."use your indoor voices" or "shh"
    Loved this!!

  55. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 1:12 PM  

    Lol Regency,

    I have done the same thing!

  56. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 1:13 PM  

    Gayle,

    Those two definitely belong on the list. Good ones! Have a terrific week-end!

  57. Karen // March 13, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

    Guilty as Charged =)

    I'm famous for the "Did everyone go to the potty?"

    Yes, I have referred to the bathroom as the "Potty" around other adults lol

    I'm now following your blog =)

    Much Luv,
    Karen

  58. sitting on the mood swing at the playground // March 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

    hi from Friday follow. Love this quiz and just found out I'm a teacher!

  59. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

    Oh Wow Karen,

    How could I have forgotten that one?

  60. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

    Woohoo Sitting!

    Glad you found out that you have a profession to fall back on...lol.

  61. ellen // March 13, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

    So True, I am out of that stage but I have done that too, acting like a teacher but not being one :-) Have a great weekend!

    Warm regards,
    Ellen
    www.elleninamerika.com

  62. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

    You too Ellen! Enjoy the rest of the week-end!

  63. Beth Chapman // March 13, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

    oops.... I stand unmasked... and produly so.

  64. VKT // March 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

    Aha! Another teacher at heart!

  65. Life Is A SandCastle // March 14, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

    As parents we all have a little teacher in us, but it's extraordinary to handle 20 to 30 of someone elses children. Enjoying your site.

  66. loonyhiker // March 14, 2010 at 6:28 AM  

    One time, when arguing with my husband, I told him that if he had paid attention the first time I spoke, he would have understand my instructions. He immediately turned and said that I didn't need to put my "teacher voice" on when I was talking to him! :)

  67. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

    Loonyhiker,

    I have done the same thing to my husband and daughter. They had the same reaction....lol. Another good one for the list.

  68. VKT // March 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

    Nicole,

    Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my blog. I did not mean to ignore your comment.

  69. Julie // March 20, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

    Not a teacher but a daycare mom and I say yes to at least 6 of them. I think taking care of kids no matter what is a teaching experience.
    Love your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  70. VKT // March 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

    I certainly agree with that statement Julie. Taking care of children is a learning experience for us as well as the children. Thanks for your comment.