Walking up the stairs coming in from recess my line leader grabs my hand and looks up at me, “Ms. Welton, do you have a boyfriend?” I shake my head (we all know this isn’t an abnormal conversation with my second graders).
“But… why?” she asks in disbelief. Then she pauses for two seconds and continues, “Is it because there aren’t enough Americans here?”
I smiled. “That could have something to do with it.”
“Hmmm… you should go back to Michigan, get married and then come back here,” she decided.
Ooooh. That sounds simple enough!
I finally bought new air fresheners for my classroom. It smells so good in here.