Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fill the blank!

Friday again and I thought that I'd play along with Lauren once more to fill the blanks!

1.   A nervous habit I have is rising the pitch of my voice!

2.   Something that makes me sad is enforced slavery- especially in countries like ours where people should know better. I can't believe that things like that are able to happen under the noses of government.

3.  Today I am thankful for the cool weather and the rain, one more week of school, kids that write me sweet cards and notes, being nearly finished with my reports, a healthy little one inside me.

4. My favorite room in my house is hard to choose! The back living room/kitchen. It's where we do our living and it's nice to have the light and space out there.

5.  I can't stand it when I let someone through when driving and they don't say thank you. It drives me nuts... especially when I'm pregnant it would seem!

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would stock up on pretty papers to scrapbook my new little bub! And I'd get sweet embelishments too that I normally couldn't justify.  Or... maybe I'd bite the bullet and go for a massage... that would be GREAT!

7.  The last person I hung out with was my Tobes and our families last night at my brother Tim's birthday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

An after dinner walk

From the classroom: Where babies come from

I've been meaning to share this story for the longest time.

Picture this, blue skies and a sunny day. Another teacher and I had gathered outside with our classes to make the most of the early Spring weather and share lunch. I teach grade 1/2 and we are paired up with buddy grades, in my case year 3/4s.

So my tummy was just starting to show at this stage, and the other teacher decided to play a little game.
She stuck her tummy out fat and said, "Now kids, which one of us looks the most pregnant?".

They didn't skip a beat and started to yell out that they already knew that it was me.

There was then an interesting discussion with a boy that I taught a few years ago.

J- We know that it can't be you Miss D.
Miss D- Really? Why is that?
J- Well, because you aren't married!
Me-'re right that lots of people are married before they have babies and that's what Mr X and I have chosen to do.  But not everyone is married when they have babies. In some families people choose to not be married.
J- But that's not right!
Miss D- Why's that?
J- Because... you know... that thing that happens... on the bed!

We did our best to keep it together and to try and move on, until another voice piped in... "Excuse me... I'm trying to eat my lunch here!"

Quite a funny moment, and an interesting one to explain.

I understood what J was getting at. Tobes and I chose to wait until we were married to have sex because we believe that's what God asks of us, and we were happy that we did wait. But I've also got the maturity and understanding to know that not everyone (in fact, few people) share our convictions. It's tricky explaining that to a little one.

What would you have done?

My weekend looked like this...

Report writing for the last time in I'm not sure how long. Phew! One more weekend of teaching to go for me folks... I'm not sure that it's sunk in quite yet!
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