Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A funny story...

I meant to share this a couple of weeks ago when it happened, but completely forgot.

As you know, I'm a teacher.  High school.  Honors students.  You know the kind that plan everything out and obsess over whether the teacher said "most" or "the majority".  Yeah, those.  Anyway, this is about a conversation that took place in class one day involving me and 3 students - W, T & C.  Here's the exchange:

W raises his hand

I call on him and wait for his question.

W: "When you leave to have your baby, will we have a sub?" 

Me:  "Yes, of course."

T looking back and forth at me and W.

W:  "Well, I know we will have a sub, but will it be a real teacher, a different sub every day or what?

Me: "Good question."  I go on to explain how it depends on several different things, but that the decision isn't up to me.

T is still looking at me and W.

Me:  "T, what's up?  Why do you have that look on your face?"

T:  "You're having a baby?!?!  When?"

Me: "Yes, if everything goes as planned it will be in May."

T:  "So, you're really pregnant"

Me:  "Yep."

C is sitting across the room grinning. 

T:  "Where have I been?"

Me:  "I don't know.  Did you just think I was getting fat?"

T:  "No, but my mom told me to never ask a woman about her age or weight.  I just tend to ignore those things."

C:  "Hey, T.  You wanna hear something crazy?"

T:  "Yeah, like what?  Are you gonna tell me she's having twins or something?"

C:  "Yep.  Exactly."

At this point I just busted out laughing.  Poor T, he had no idea.  The entire class started giving him slack about being so clueless.  It was so funny.  I love my job and I teach great kids, but days like that remind me why I love what I do.


  1. That's awesome!:) At least his momma taught him right:P But, I'd say you're pretty obviously showing these days!

  2. That's hilarious! But,yeah, is momma raised him right!!! :)

  3. LOL that's awesome! He has smart mama!


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