Saturday, May 9, 2009

Battle Wounds

One of the things that I like to do is volunteer at my kid’s school. It makes me feel better knowing I am close to them. And I like to think it makes them feel more secure.

This last year, I have, again, had the chance to volunteer in a program called Art Masterpiece. Basically, a volunteer goes into the classroom every other week and explains a piece of artwork to the children. In the past, I have been able to do presentations for my own children’s classrooms. This year, I had a change of pace when I got to present to my two nephews (ages 10 & 5) and niece (age 8).

The other day I was presenting for my last time of the year. The last class was my five year old nephew’s class. It is the best class to teach because no matter what you are trying to talk about you will have someone raise their hand and say something like, “my babysitter has a trampoline” or “my dog barks really loud.” In addition to the ultra important comments they make are the “super-duper-going-to-hug-you-more-than-my-classmate-hugs!”

It’s just plain awesome! I LOVE ending my presentations with that class!

So, I am finished with the last presentation of the year, for the last class of the day (the 5 year olds) and I am walking through a sea of arms hugging my legs and saying goodbye. I am feeling the euphoric pride of being a successful volunteer, patting myself on the back for a job well done, listening to the chorus of “I love you” and “goodbye.” All of a sudden, my "sweet-adorable-have-to-squeeze-him” nephew stands up, points to my very un-pregnant, although aptly padded belly, and announces, “You’re going to have a baby.”

Bubble. Burst.

I quickly crash landed from my self-inflated cloud nine, patted my belly, and responded, “Nope, these are just leftovers.” ("leftovers from 5 children," I said, under my breath)

Happy Mother’s Day!

11 comments:

Beth said...

Kids say the darndest things! This happen to me...after having Lydia..My girlfriend who is very little and I had our babies around the same time...I of course didn't lose the weight like she did (I don't think she put any on) and her sweet little dd says "oh you are having another baby!" ugh...I felt worse for her mom trying to cover it up! lol

Beth said...

Happy Mothers Day!

Emmy said...

Lol! Sorry to laugh but that is just too funny, and well I have left overs after just two so I totally understand. My mom used to show painting like that to in the school. She was called the picture lady :)

Our Crazy Family said...

Leftovers...I love it! I'm gonna use that one! LOL

Fiauna said...

Leftovers. Hah. You're quick on your feet to come up with that one. To funny.

Happy Mother's Day!

Stephanie said...

This made me giggle!

pan x 8 said...

I was walking on your cloud nine with you until it dissappated and I fell through with you!

I love the "leftovers!" I'm trying to work off the leftovers from my six kids too and I'm still being asked if I'm going to have a baby!

One day, it will end!! Until then, back on your cloud nine because your "leftovers" doesn't make you! You are GREAT! Happy Mom's Day!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

awww

I bet the next life, mother's bellies will be the stamp of approval we need to get in the gate!

Boy Mom said...

So cute, you and them!

SO said...

Too cute! My 14 year old, no filter son, has told me I look pregnant. It's all good. It's all good.

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

I"m just waiting to get that.