“A” was a student in my very first class eleven years ago. Since that first year, he has always made a point to stop by my classroom once or twice a year to say “hi” or to check in and let me know what he is up to. He is one of my favorite students of all time because of how kind he is. This school year, his sister “J” is in my class. That has been fun. J is just as sweet and hardworking as her brother.
Last week I attended a parent/teacher conference for J. When her mom arrived, we noticed that she was pregnant. As we talked about her due date and her other five children, I strained a bit to understand her speak Spanish. My eyes widened when I understood her to say, “I’m going to be a grandma too.” For a few seconds, I was confused until I realized what she was saying. “A is having a baby?” I asked. She nodded.
So this is my first student baby! The only thing that’s keeping me from checking right into the old age home at this point is the fact that he’s ONLY 18 and just graduated from high school last year. So really, he’s TOO young to be having a baby – just as I am too young for him to have a baby!
Anyhow, the baby is due in November, and “we” are having a boy!