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.