In being able to share my pregnancy with not only my class but also other students at my school, I have encountered the most, shall we say, creative of comments.
Here are a few highlights from the past 6 months of school:
"When were you diagnosed with your pregnancy?"
"How is the baby doing today, Mrs. Mauss?"
"Do you know how it's going to come out?"
my response: "Yes. And it's going to be really difficult so pray for me!"
One second grader went up to his teacher after Christmas break and asked her if I was pregnant. When she said yes, this was his response:
"Oh. I thought so. But I didn't want to be rude."
And my favorite time of day has to be walking past the long line of primary kids on their way out to recess (as I head to lunch) and seeing the adorable kindergarten and first graders point to my belly, give me a shy wave, and "whisper" to each other: "She has a baby in there!" I sooooo can't wait to have my own!!!