On a pretty similar note, our school year started yesterday here in Florida. I'm teaching First Grade this year and just two days in, it's totally a new world. They move slower, they can't read, they cling to their mothers when they get dropped off, but, some of them however have amazing stories they want to tell at recess that just blow your mind.
One of my little ones has a new sister that was born a week before Rory and so she was very excited to talk about her.
"So how is Rory doing?" she asks, her cute little dimples popping on her face.
"He's good. Let me show you a picture," I say pulling my phone out.
At the sound of the word picture, about a half dozen other first graders show up out of nowhere to see the baby picture.
"Aww, he's cute," she says.
"How is your little sister doing?" I ask.
"She's good. It's like she has three moms, because my older sister and I always want to hold her."
"Well that's good. She is very well loved.
"Yeah, breast feeding isn't so bad."
I almost have a saved by the bell moment, you know where they are all sitting at the MAX and someone says something every episode that makes someone else spew coke out of their mouth. Only I wasn't drinking any coke at the moment.
"What?" another girl says with disgust on her face.
"It's really not so bad, it's just a boob and a baby sucking."
"WELL OKAY, that is a conversation that you can have at home, alright? School is not really the time for talking about that."
"Okay, but it's really not gross or anything."
"That's a topic for home," I reiterate.
Having taught 2nd and 3rd Grade previously, I knew kids would say just about anything, but 1st grade is just so different than anything I've ever waded through, and as Bill Cosby would say, "They Really Do Say the Darn-dest Things."
On another similar note: Rory probably had the best night sleep of his life last night. So thanks for all the people praying and giving advice. Why reinvent the wheel when someone else may have had a similar situation?
I don't mind the breast pump!!!
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