Dear Secret Blogiary,
On one of the applications I had to fill out, I had to answer a ten question short response test to gauge my personality and attitudes towards teaching.
1. Why did you become an educator?
Fair enough and easily answered with just a touch of BS babble.
Then I got to question two:
Do you like kids?
Huh. Interesting. How can I possibly answer that without sounding like a lunatic?
This is how I wanted to respond:
Do I like kids? Duh! I enjoy a child now and then; the smaller the better, you know, when they are juicy and tender and mostly uncorrupted by pollutants. Jonathan Swift was definitely on to something. A little seasoning to spice them up a bit, though I guess it depends on my mood – a handful of fresh basil and garlic, you could whip up a tasty Italian dish. And don’t get me started on all the different cuts! But, like lobster, I find that their exorbitant cost only allows me to partake in children as a rare treat.
This is how I actually responded: