This afternoon in the middle of social studies my phone rang. It was my mom. I didn't answer since I was in the middle of class. But then she called back immediately after. So naturally, I thought something was wrong. So I went outside into the hallway to answer the phone (the kids were watching a video).
I asked my mom what was wrong and she replied with, "What have you wanted more than anything?". And I said, "a cat". And she said they got me one. (I don't remember her exact words because I was too excited.) So yes. I am the proud new owner of an orange kitten.
Of course I immediately told my students (they actually started clapping) and when the video was over I asked them for some name suggestions. After we established that I would absolutely not name the cat after any of them, this is what they came up with.
My personal favorites are Sheldon and Harry (duh, Harry Potter). They kept insisting I name the kitten Harry Martin, after Harry Potter and Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay). Horrible combination, but it's nice to know that they remember the things I like most.
I stopped letting them record the names on the board when the girls started voting for Bieber (as in Justin Bieber).
Kitten (not sure if it's a boy or girl) is in Villarrica with my mom and Joe. Luckily, I'll be down there next Thursday for Thanksgiving. So I have one week to come up with a name. Suggestions are welcome.