I overheard some teachers talking about how their jobs here are good practice for having children later. I gasped and thought to myself, "Please, God, no! Don't let that be true!" Because if it is, if teaching is even remotely akin to parenting, you can be sure I will never EVER have children. Someone please tell me the two are wholly unrelated and that just because my students inspire me to sepuku, it doesn't mean I wouldn't necessarily enjoy raising my own children as much as I've always imagined I would.