Sunday, March 10, 2013
R U Pregnant?
I conceived my daughter in July 2011 and I think started showing in August, no joke. Everyone told me that with your second child you "pop" faster, maybe they were just making me feel better about myself.
So, by the first day of school, I think it was pretty obvious that I was pregnant. However, it's a weird conversation to have with high school students, especially students that you've never met. So, I didn't say anything.
And for the next month and a half, I didn't say anything either. At this point, by mid-October, I was wearing maternity clothing and had a pretty substainal baby bump. But now it was a game, who would have the nerve to ask?
When we came back from Columbus Day break, I would have have my winner, but it wasn't how I expected it to happen. I had a boy in my Trig. class who was a real goofball, but I got a kick out of him. Well that day, he started throwing paper airplanes in class. Really? Are you really in 12th grade? Isn't it 2011? What's going on? Finally, he walked up to the front of the room and tacked the paper airplane to my bulletin board and basically shouted at me "Will you look at it already?" Inside was a note: "R U Pregnant?". It was sweet and endearing and unexpected. And a story I will always remember.