Friday, April 30, 2010
I love my kids
So although I obviously don't have kids of my own.....hello I am infertile, but I have the pleasure of teaching some great kids. They are hilarious and make my day with the funny things they say. Teaching is such a rewarding job and although the kids can be inconsiderate (they are kids) generally they are amazing. I teach grade 7 this year and it is such a cool age. They are turning 13 and they are learning to be individuals. This is the year that they really are going from kids to teenagers and I have the lucky job of teaching them Sexual Education. I joke but I actually enjoy it and they seem to like my no bullshit approach. I give them the facts in terms they understand and I know they are comfortable to ask me anything.....I mean anything. Of course they all asked me why I don't have children and being that it is National Infertility week and I am always up for "teachable moments" I let them know about my endo and my recent surgery. They were all very interested and told me I had to stay positive, that I will be a cool mom and that I could always look into adoption. It is funny because when adults tell me that I am annoyed but from them it was comforting. I guess it is because I know they meant it, mainly because I know they don't take the time to think before they speak (sometimes this can be hurtful) so there is no filter. What they say is for the most part what they mean. One girl even told me that she has had a couple of dreams about me adopting a baby girl. Another girl came to me after school and said "Ms C" I really hope you get to have a baby, but I also hope that you don't have to do what people usually have to do to get pregnant. That is so disgusting and I think adoption would be much nicer. I agree, who wants to think of any of their teacher's doing it. Gosh they were amazed to hear that I go to the grocery store (remember most kids think their teacher's live at school).