Scene from a 6th grade art room
Outspoken Female Student: Ms. Art Teacher, are you pregnant?
6th Grade Class (in unison): *Gasp*
Ms. Art Teacher: What? What kind of question is that?
OFS (stammering): Well... it's just that... well... you... they... they said the only reason someone would get fa... gain... like that... is because your pregnant.
Ms. Art Teacher: Please turn around and get back to work.
OFS: I didn't mean you... I wasn't saying that... I mean, I don't think you're fat... I...
Table mates (whispering): Shut up.
20 minutes later...
OFS (in an excited outburst): See! He thinks you're pregnant too!
Ms. Art Teacher: What, are you all just talking about me now?
OFS: Well, are you?
As it just so happens, I am pregnant. About 16 weeks. But I wasn't about to spill the beans to my 6th grade class like that. Better to let them squirm for awhile. I was highly amused by the scene that took place today and couldn't stop laughing to myself (which was a great relief after the Kindergarten class that had me this close to tears. Literally. I'm very weepy today. Plus, they were the worst behaved they've ever been since the start of the school year).
I've only told one out of three of my schools the news, mainly because my doctor's appointments are all falling on days I'm at that one school. I have yet to decide how or when to tell my other two schools, but then I thought it might be fun to see who brings it up first. Looks like my 6th graders beat the adults to it. Which makes me wonder, are 6th graders more observant than adults, or are they just more curious and outspoken? Which also makes me wonder, have they noticed that I've been wearing the same pair of jeans for the past month and a half?