They Say the Darndest Things

Alright, so I know I said I would not be one of those women who write only about their pregnancy (and I’d like to point out that I haven’t), but I am today. Honestly, it’s all I think about nowadays anyways. I spend a lot of time just staring at my stomach and watching and waiting for her to move…it’s simply amazing and a little pathetic how mesmerizing it is. I have been substitute teaching a lot lately and I’ve learned that I’m not the only one amazed with pregnancy. Little kids are in complete awe of giant baby bellies, and they say the gosh darn cutest things you ever did here.

Here’s a bit of what I have heard over the last couple of weeks:

In Kindergarten…

“Is there a baby in your belly?”

(After a hug) “Your belly feels big.”

(During a hug, and in a whisper) “Hi baby.”

“Why is your belly big?”

(Keep in mind my belly button is a complete outie now) “Oh my god! Your baby is poking out!”

In 1st grade…

Boy 1: “Are you having a baby?” Boy 2: “Jose! You cannot ask a woman that question!”

“Does that hurt?”

Girl: “When will your baby come out of your belly button?” Me:  “My belly button?” Girl: (Giving me a It’s cool. I KNOW. look) Yes, my Mom already told me where baby’s come from…your belly button.”

In preschool…

(After walking up to me and placing a hand on my belly) “Baby.”

(After staring out my belly and belly button for a long time) “I think your baby’s toe is coming out.”

“Is it real?”

Along with all of these adorable questions and conversations were lots of little hugs and belly pats throughout each day. They are just so sweet, loving and a little too curious. I have to say it makes me a little sad that I don’t have my own class this year to share this time with, but I’m glad I’m getting to spend so much time with so many new and different little ones.

Doctor appointment tomorrow!


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