There was two questions I wanted to answer this week, but didn’t quite want to overwhelm you with lots and lots of posts, so I’m putting them both in the same post, even if they don’t really have much to do with each other.
Question 1: What’s the craziest thing someone has said to you about your twins or asked you?
I’d have to agree with most of the people who commented on the actual post: “Are they natural?”
No, I have robot babies. I know what the intent behind the question was, but it was most often asked by people who I didn’t know. Yes, grocery store clerk I’m really going to tell you my intimate life story. But, since you did ask, yes they are natural I’m part of the 2% of the Caucasian population that spontaneously has twins. And yes, that does mean I am more likely to have twins in the future.
I was always surprised that this brought up follow-up questions from the grocery store clerk, are you going to have them by naturally, or will you have drugs? Do you plan to have a C-section? Will you breastfeed them? Come on people, I don’t even know your name.
This was then later followed by the ever-popular, “better you than me,” or the “I don’ know if I have the patience for twins.” I have gotten so many variations on that. It became even more ridiculous when I was pregnant with Princess, and suddenly everyone felt the right to express opinions about my reproductive system.
And for those who are wondering, it’s Batman in blue, and Superman has the stripes. Back then Batman always wore blue, and then the boys totally messed us up by Superman deciding that blue was his favorite color and 2.5. Totally messed with everyone’s minds.
What’s my favorite subject to teach the kids?
This is a surprisingly hard question to answer……. And here’s my kind of odd answer. I don’t really have a favorite. There are so many fun things to do with each of the different subject areas that I like all of them. I’d have to say the mechanics of teaching to read are probably my least favorite, but I like the actual reading. I love reading picture books to my kids, I love reading books myself, and I’m eagerly looking forward to my kids reading all sorts of books.
I was a history minor in college, which really doesn’t go with an elementary education degree, but I loved history and that gave me an excuse to take more classes. So, I’m looking forward to teaching my kids history.
And as you can guess I love the hands on part of science and figuring out how things work. I love all the different aspects of biology and astronomy and the like. I think my senior year of high school I took 2 different science and 2 different history classes (if you count government and economics as history), and would have also taken psychology, but it wasn’t possible to fit it into my schedule. So, instead I took the boring version of it and didn’t get college credit. Darn.
And by the way, doesn’t she look precious studying the caterpillar on her puppy?