Has anyone else ever been sterotyped because you're a teacher?

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  1. mmswm

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    Of course, he does say that he likes to go to the ice arena and the ballet studio cause "he's surrounded by super cute girls". This is a 7yo child. So, he's either a womanizer in the making, or he's gay. Or, I could get lucky and he'll make some undeserving tramp (defined as any girl who wants to date any of my sons), a wonderful husband.
     
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    How did he get into figure skating anyway? Just out of curiosity.

    Sarge, come shopping with mmswm and me, and we will take very good care of you!!!
     
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    In 1986 I left the Air Force, broke up with a longtime girlfriend, moved to San Francisco and got a job at Macy's.

    Only recently did I realize that my mom probably thought I was gay.
     
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    I want to get some boots. That way the soles won't wear through.
     
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    If my dh wasn't married to me, I'd think he was gay.

    He planned our entire wedding, veto-ing my colors in favor of his, picking out the flowers and designing/making the invites and programs himself. Completely handmade, down to embossing the ink from the stamps.

    He now picks out my clothes and tells me when I need to get my eyebrows waxed.

    I guess some guys are just like that!
     
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    When he was 4 he saw a pairs skating program. He begged me to take him skating, so I thought, what the heck, there's an arena nearby and it's a fun activity. He took to it like a duck on water, and begged and begged and begged till I finally relented and let him take classes. When I asked him what he liked so much, he said, "Well, it's really fun, and if I practice really hard then I can throw a girl." So, there you have it. Why do young boys go into figure skating? So they can throw girls.

    Of course, now we're at the point of 5 days a week of on-ice, off-ice, ballet, conditioning, and private lessons. He spends a total of about 20 hours a week between them, and his skates cost $3k a pop. Thank GOD I have sponsorship money for him, or I'd be screwed.

    Sarge, I can see why your mom would have though that :D
     
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    My parents didn't have a sponsor for me. We basically lived at the arena...my brother played hockey and my dad coached and played. I used to skate before school and after school, and weekends were only about skating. It was my life for so many years. But I wouldn't trade it for a second.

    I was paired with a guy for one season, but he was landing all of his doubles when I was still working on mine, so we weren't "compatible." I loved being thrown though! That was my favorite part of pairs skating.

    Your son cracks me up!
     
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    He's a hoot. He's passed his pre-juvienile MIF test and is working on the AIM test. From there, he's probably going to hit a plateau, as men are expected to show more strength, speed and power, and he's only 7. We're expecting to have to have to wait for adolecence to hit before he goes much farther, but hey, look at how much time he'll have to perfect his technique :)

    ETA: He's homeschooled, so that opens up the daytimes for him to practice. I moved to a part time position earlier this year with my middle school and still work for the college in the evenings. I plan the lessons and my mom does most of the teaching, then I go to work and she takes him to the ice arena. This way, we have family time on the weekends. He goes some weekends, but not frequently.
     
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    Oh, and he's an adorable, personable, photogenic and very hammish red-head. It was pretty easy to get local sponsors. I get about $10k/year for his training and competition expenses, though that doesn't cover all of it
     
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    So here's another stereotype that pissed me off lately...(not to hijack the hijack, but...)

    I don't want to start something here, but seriously...a bit of background:

    A "friend" of mine, I'm beginning to think, has a very unhealthy obsession with the presidential election. He is a very staunch Republican, and he found out that his 19 year old daughter voted for Obama, along with his retired in-laws, his loser brother-in-law, and his drug addicted sister-in-law. He is positively freaking about it, to the point where he brings it up constantly and very strangely ("What? You didn't scoop the sidewalk? You're so lazy, why don't you call your president to do it for you?" he said to his daughter recently. Who says things like that? I should mention that he also has a TBI from a motorcycle accident.)

    Anyhoo, back to the stereotype...we were at a bar recently, and of COURSE, the stupid election comes up AGAIN. He tells me that of course I had to vote for Obama, my union told me to. And, you know, those who can, do, those who can't, teach. And if I wasn't scared of being in the real world, I would have a real job.

    Did I say friend? I use that term loosely...
     
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    Do you have DSW near you? They are having their annual sale- I had a gift card last year and almost hyperventilated at the sale...so many shoes...so little closet space...

    http://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/catalog/index.jsp
     
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    Ohhhhh, there's one a few minutes north of me....I think I can get another hanging rack in my closet....
     
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    Seriously- last year I had a $50 DSW gift card from a student...my first time at the sale- I was sitting with shoe boxes piled up next to me over my head...some of the shoes are 80% off!! EEK! I bought 3 pairs of black shoes alone- strappy sexy ones, pretty ones for dress up, and a patent leather pair of RALPH LAUREN tee-strap pumps== the Ralph ones were $20 (80% off...)..plus a fun pair of blue patent leather pumps (why not?) and a pair of snakeskin looking flats...I spent just a little more than the gift card...;)
     
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    Yes! That is so annoying. My mother does it. :mad:
     
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    I'm not that great at math. I get comments from my mom about how it's a good thing I only teach Kindergarten...funny...I taught HS physics a few years back.
     
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    Hey if that's what you like, go you! But I don't understand it. Why shoes? I have 4 pairs of shoes- sneakers, a dress sandal, a casual sandal and dress shoes. I guess slippers count too, so that's five. I can't imagine. I would rather buy a book or go see a movie than buy a new pair of shoes.
     
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    We're feeding Rosso! Just like when you are about to have glass of milk, CHECK THAT DATE!
     
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    As an assistant / paraprofessional, we are stereotyped more than anyone.
     
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    I'm a male. They automatically assume secondary ed... it's not possible for me to be a MALE elementary teacher. ‍♂️ :roll:
     
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    The thread is 11 years old...!
     
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