This morning on the announcements the principal mentioned my baby shower this afternoon. Which of course got a lot of the students talking. As I passed them in the hall, many of them asked “Are you having a baby?” My response was usually “I will be a mother soon, yes.” To which they ask “Is it a boy or a girl?” And I said “Both.” (this started the confused look) Next they’d ask “Well where are they?” And I said “In Oklahoma.” (this left them so confused they’re speechless and I just walked away! LOL). It was a bit awkward, but amusing too.
Then 5th grade came to the library… One student looked at me and said “You’re pregnant?” I answered an honest “No.” And she replied “Yes you are” and proceeded to pat my stomach! :-0 I removed her hand, looked her in the eye and said “I am not pregnant.” I ended up explaining to that class what was going on and that same student said “Oh! Like Baby Mama!” I rolled my eyes and said “Sort of.” I left it at that, though. Didn’t want to deal with it any more.
After school was the baby shower. I have to say, I felt royally awkward. I just don’t like being the center of attention. Everyone gathered in the computer lab, ate a cupcake and drank punch while watching me open presents, then everyone dispersed. It felt very weird. But I did get some very sweet gifts. I especially loved the hand made, personalized blankets as well as the hand made scrapbook that is just waiting for pictures to fill the beautiful personalized pages.
After the shower one of the teachers came to me and said her sons (who attend our school) were asking her about “the lady who’s taking care of Mrs. Herron’s babies.” They wanted to know if she’s a good person, if she’s taking good care of the babies, if she’s feeding them, etc. I thought that was so cute/sweet! I saw them as I walked down the hall to get my things from my office. I told them “She’s a VERY nice person and takes excellent care of the babies.” The oldest one asked “Who told you?” I said “Your mom. It’s fine. Would you like to see a picture of her?” They said yes and came with me to my office where I showed them a recent belly pic of LD. They asked a few more questions and I told them if they wanted to know anything else they were free to ask me. For some reason talking to the kids of teachers (or parents I know) doesn’t bother me. I just feel strange talking to kids who’s parents aren’t aware of the situation…
I’m sure I’ll be answering questions more in depth in the week(s) to come now that the “cat’s out of the bag” so to speak. Should be an interesting day tomorrow!