I am a part time elementary art teacher. I really love it—the perfect balance between my freelance business and some consistent work with the students.
However... there is something I am not extremely fond of: painting with the students!
There is so much prep before and clean up after—not to mention dodging paint as it flys around the room and the special excitement of the students that seems to cause their brains to switch off of "school mode" and into "crazy playtime mode".
By the end, this is how I look and feel:
I exaggerate, but I am usually extra tired on "painting days". Today wasn't all that bad, but I couldn't help drawing up a little sketch during my lunch break.