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"
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.