Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Conversation with a student

A conversation last Thursday...

Student: How big is your baby now?
Me: About 3 centimeters.
Student: Awwww!!!  That's so cute!
[pause]
Student: ...Wait, if the baby's only 3 centimeters, then why do you have a belly?
I smile and try to think of the best way to answer the question.
Me: Well, you don't gain all the weight at the end of the pregnancy when the baby is big.  It's spread all throughout the pregnancy.
Student: Oh.  Okay.

DH said that I should have instead told my student that I was eating her lunch behind her back :)

5 comments:

  1. This is hilarious! I remember asking myself that same question when I was pregnant! I think your answer was perfect :)

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  2. Haha! I like James' answer. Use it next time. :D

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  3. I can never think of creative things to say in the moment--I definitely would've used DH's response if I was imaginative enough! :P

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