I have a set of best friends that I couldn’t wait to share my BIG news with. These best friends see me at my worst, they see me at my best and they are forced to love me anyways. I spend hours upon hours with them; 8’ish hours five days a week. We laugh, we sometimes cry, we pull LOTS of silly pranks and jokes, we learn, we love, and we grow together. We learn about life, the world around us, how to be kind, how to give to others before ourselves, and countless other things. We truly are friends and care deeply for eachother. I’m lucky to have such great friends…..
My best friends are about nine years old- the whole lot of them.
I was excited to share my news with them- and extremely scared. I wanted everything to be as safe as possible before I involved their hearts because they truly do care about me. (even though a few of them would rather have their teeth pulled than admit that they love them some Mrs. H; it’s part of their prankster nature & the fact that they are 9 year old boys… side note *over* 3/4 of my class are boys!)
I told them on Monday. We do morning work EVERY morning, without fail. I threw a kink into our morning work and gave them a welcome back puzzle.
At 19 weeks- I shared the news with my best friends via morning work. They were so intent on getting the puzzle complete so they could get on with their daily tasks that it didn’t sink in until they read the entire message. On of my favorite reactions was “Wooooow.” Throwing his hands up in the air and a look of SHOCK and joy spreading all over his face. “Seriously? Woooow. Seriously!” Then looking at everyone else in the table group to see if they were done— it was killing him to keep the joy to himself but I told them not to ruin the puzzle for anyone else and just wait for the rest of the class to finish. It was the cutest moment ever! 🙂
I heard a lot of ‘NO WAYYYYY’ , saw a lot of giddy little smiles, boys blushing, pure excitment while waiting for everyone else to finish their puzzle. It was a fun way to share our news. It was also exciting for about 9 of them because Mr. H was their PE teacher in Kindergarten & 1st grade (before there was a Mrs. H)– he is also the football coach and has a whole lot to do with some of these kids. So, they weren’t just excited for Mrs. H but the fact that we will add to our family. Mr. & Mrs. H are going to be a dad & mom!
Then after lunch, we celebrated with cookies!
They *all* asked what I put in them to make them healthy. The little stinkers know me so well! But, sugar cookies are sugar cookies and I am THE BOMB at making them- not to toot my own horn or anything. But, they are seriously nothing to shake a stick at….. nothing healthy about these sweet treats. But, we were totally celebrating!
Then later in the day, I shared our news with the rest of the staff with a poem and more pink & blue sugar cookies. My poem went a little something like this….
We are almost 1/2 way there…. So we thought we’d share….. Mr. H & I will no longer be just a pair…… Because, baby love is in the air!
They were all shocked- the ones who hadn’t caught wind from my 3rd graders- who were telling anyone or anything willing to listen or that would stand still enough for them to get out the news that their teacher had a baby in her tummy!!!