Yesterday at recess I was approached by one of the first-grade girls.

“Mrs. Crocker, when I grow up I’m going to get married. But I’m not going to have any babies. I don’t want to have babies.”

“Ok, that’s fine Nika. Lots of people choose to not have kids.”

There was a long pause as she looked significantly at my stomach. I could tell that my response wasn’t adequate and that she was trying to get at something. Finally it came out:

“I know that you’ve got a baby in there.”

Ummmm, yes, yes I do. And I guess you think I’m trying to keep it a secret.

We spent the rest of recess discussing babies. We spent all of recess today discussing babies.

I think it’s time for me to pay a visit to the elementary classes and satisfy all their curiosity about just what is going on with Mrs. Crocker.


Apparently she went home last night and found out exactly how babies are born. Today we spent recess discussing why I should be scared out of my mind to give birth. Fun times.


2 Responses to “Not-so-secret”

  1. Amy and Robin,

    You blog is such a pick-me-up. Many days it has pulled me out of a fog when I’m feeling discouraged about the state of the world (in particular, the world of some people I love who make bad decisions).

    I’m so happy the two of you have found happiness and so excited to see the little one growing!

    Love to you both!

    • Charlotte – Thanks so much for the encouragement 🙂 Writing blog entries is usually a nice pick-me-up at the end of my day. I enjoy the exercise of matching stories with photographs. Sometimes the picture comes first and I write about whatever comes to mind. It’s very enjoyable. I don’t want to put too much “baby stuff” on the blog but yesterday I just couldn’t resist 🙂

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