Week 5: Day 5

Well, a student noticed today.

She came up to me, and said “hey, Mrs. R… can I ask you something?”

I never worry when they say that. Usually it’s a silly question like “Can I go to the bathroom?” or “Um, do you have a pencil?” Sometimes, it’s a girl asking me an absolutely mortifying question also involving going to the bathroom but having to stop at their locker first.

So anyway, this sweet girl, an 8th grader, came up to me today and said “I don’t want you to get mad, but have you lost weight? Not that you looked bad before, at all, but I mean, you look great!”

A 13-year-old-girl who already has a 99% in my class said she could tell I’ve lost weight. It reminds me of that scene in Sex and the City when Samantha is talking to Smith. She says “First the gays, then the girls, then the world.”

For me, first it was my friends. They noticed that I was working at it, that my clothes fit better, that my face looked deflated. Then the students. Pretty soon, the world!!!

I’ve got this ridiculously long day tomorrow…a nearly full day of school, plus 3 hours of parent-teacher conferences from 5-8 p.m.

Oy vey.


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