My students are quite concerned about my lack of a family.
Student asks “Do you have a family?” and when I told him I don’t have kids of my own, he replied, “Oh. That’s sad.”
Another student asks, “Do you have kids at home?”
I answer, “no.”
Another student chimes in, “That’s because you don’t have a husband?”
I reply, “yes”.
“Why not? You should get a husband.”
I respond by asking: “That’s a great idea, but how do I get a husband?”
Here is some of the advice I recieved:
- You have to look for one!
- Drive somewhere in your car and look for a man walking by himself. Then he can be your husband.
- You have to be 86. Or 14.
- You should find him when you are looking pretty. You look pretty today, so you can look for him today.
- My mom and dad found each other at work.
- You should just ask a man. (after a short debate it was decided that I should in fact wait until he asks me)
- You could find him anywhere.
- Maybe you should ask Mrs. Ticcioni what to do – she has a husband.
- You should smile at him. If he smiles back, he can be your husband.
There was definitely more advice that I am struggling to recall, but I am feeling a lot more confident in my romantic future. Here is my plan.
Step 1: Turn 86.
Step 2: Look Pretty.
Step 3: Drive around town and find all the people.
Step 4: Stake out a street and look for a man walking alone.
Step 5: Smile.
Step 6: Plan the wedding.
Don’t worry – you will for sure be invited 😉