I really like this quote. It reminds me that what we’re doing really does matter. While I don’t see my students as obnoxious at all, I do hear this sentiment from others quite often. Just about every time we go on a field trip, one of the parent chaperones says “I don’t know how you do it every day”.
I usually just smile, because if I explained that I do it every day because I actually enjoy it, they wouldn’t understand. 🙂