Non-educators think they know what it’s like to be a teacher because after all, most of us went through the school system and had, like, 13 teachers. But being taught gives you no context for what it’s like to actually be the teacher. It stresses your body, your brain, your patience, and your compassion—all day, every day. Don’t believe me? These 19 memes totally nail what it’s like to live the teacher life.

19 Memes Celebrating The Hilarious Realities Of The Teacher Life

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May is a stay-at-home mom who writes to keep her kids in shoes and video games. She's a former high school English teacher and an avid follower of pop culture.