I taught at La Mesa Jr. High on Thursday
7th grade History.
sidenote: The material topic= Martin Luther’s role in the Reformation. (thanx, God)
ME-Ok, does anyone have any questions about anything AT ALL (which is code for ‘we can kill some time and get to know each other)?
Girl 1-How old are you?
Girl 1 (genuine smile lights up her face as she innocently says)- That’s how old my mom is!
ME-Great. So I could be your mom (said as a quasi statement/question). huh.
Girl 1-When’s your birthday?
ME-end of may, I’ll be 36 in a couple weeks
Girl 1-My mom’s birthday is the end of May too!
ME-Great. So your mom and I are almost the EXACT same age. Mmmmm. (said with a fake smile… intended to get some laughs… it worked).
Girl 2-Do you have any kids?
ME-Nope. However, apparently you could all be my children. (class laughs).
We took a class poll. About 1/3 of the class had a mom or dad that was about 35 yrs old.