Post # 1
Today, I took the morning off of work to go to the podiatrist. When I came back, a little red box was on my desk. In the craziness that was my afternoon, I didn’t open it until after school. Inside was a (clearly homemade) bracelet with a big heart, lots of pretty little beads, and…my and my guy’s first initials. Yup. And, it was a ring box. Oy.
I don’t tell my kids much about my guy–they see him with me at church, and they know I have a boyfriend, but that’s about it. I’ve NEVER told them his name. (They’re second graders. All I would get by sharing my guy’s name is taunts of “Mrs. ___” )
I have NO idea if the initials was a coincidence, but yeah, a little weird. Now I have to interrogate the dumplings in the morning…though a child in the other class told me who made it. It’s kinda cute–okay, really cute–but, ahh, the torture!
Post # 3
Children miss nothing. Althought at the second grade level they are relatively harmless. Your story reminds me of the segment in the movie Tortilla Soup–but these were high school student,s and they were more manipulative. I would love to be a fly on your classroom wall tomorrow.
Post # 4
Lol aw that is adorable, a little odd, but definitely adorable!
Post # 5
That’s funny! I wonder what made them do that. Maybe they know something you don’t!
The 5 year old girl I nanny for used to ask me “why aren’t you married yet?”, “why hasn’t anybody asked you?” or “when are you going to get married?”. I’m 22, she made it sound like I was an old spinster, haha. Now that we’re engaged I asked her if she is going to come to my wedding and she said “Well I want to but I have to ask my adults” lol. Kids are so funny!
Post # 6
@sudslover: I’ve never seen that movie–and yeah, I used to teach high school. They would try to set me up on dates (before my guy and I were together)…ugh.
Post # 7
Cute! I think kids think all adults are supposed to be married. My BF’s little 6 year old cousin asks, “Are you married yet? Why not?”
Post # 8
I teach high school (in NZ that’s kids from 12-13 to 18 years of age). I don’t make a secret of the fact I have a boyfriend but I don’t share a lot of details. It doesn’t stop them hassling me about my relationship though.
“Miss, do you have a boyfriend?”
“Miss, do you love him?”
“Yes, I wouldn’t waste time being with him if I wasn’t”
“Miss, are you going to get married to him?”
“If he asked me, I’d say yes”
“OMG, can we come to your wedding?”
Kids can be so weird. Today one of my Year 10s (13-14 year olds) asked me if I was pregnant. His reasoning – I’d been away for a week and I was wearing a baggy jumper. Clearly I am up the duff. Odd boy.
Post # 9
@sweetmamam: Oh, one of my dumplings asked me if I was pregnant on the second day of school. No shame in that one…and it’s the same kid that supposedly made the bracelet.
Post # 10
I asked, “Someone left this beautiful bracelet on my desk. Who does it belong to?”
Student: “It belongs to you, Miss! I made it for you!”
I asked her what the letters stand for. The “T” (which is my first initial) stands for “Teacher,” and the other letter is her last initial–she couldn’t find a letter for her first initial.
Post # 11
Oh that is adorable!!!! Your students sound so sweet 🙂
Post # 12
They are…I can’t wait to tell them I’m engaged in the morning! That’s right, he proposed tonight!
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Post # 14
AHH congrats! It was a sign and you didn’t even know it!
Post # 16
Ahh that’s so exciting!!! Congrats! 🙂