GET PREGNANT! (sorry, lads, not sure what advice to give you) Seriously. I have two boys in my third grade class this year who are notorious for being rough, tough, and prone to being bullies. One of them is 9 going on 19.. he "beat up" a 6th grader at summer camp... Anyway the kids were playing basketball at their lunch recess time and I was about to walk across to blow the whistle to line them up to come inside... As I start walking, the kid SCREAMS "Hold your balls! (which is humorous in and of itself) My teacher is crossing and SHE IS PREGNANT!!!!!!!" It was so cute. He is NOT the type of kid to act like that!! Another boy always finds a way to get in trouble.. good kid, but likes to cause mayhem! Anyway I found the way to curb this is to keep him occupied... he is my water bottle filler at the bubbler, he gets my lunch from the fridge every day, he reminds me to eat my snack at 9 AM.. In fact yesterday around 2 he said "You know, you've been standing a LOT, it's time for you to sit down..." and he seriously got the wheely chair from behind my desk for me. It's so cute! I am sure the novelty will wear (ware?) off but it's really special. Sorry for all the pregnancy-related stories and posts of late. I promise I'm still interested in teaching! Maybe that novelty will wear off soon, too! (But I doubt it!) :wub: PS. I heard the HEARTBEAT on the doppler at the doctor's yesterday! It was so loud. It was 149.