I cannot stop laughing. I am sitting back at my computer with the giggles and I can't stop.
Let me set the scene...
In my Freshman English class, we are getting ready to begin our final unit of the year, which revolves around the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." As students are finishing up their essays on poetry, I thought it would be good to show a movie called "Pride" - which deals with issues of racism and perseverance - as a sort of pre-reading activity.
As we were reviewing the part of the film we watched yesterday, my student Joyce noticed the picture of Trevor and I on my computer desktop, which was being projected onto our big screen before I started the movie. The picture was taken when we were on our trip to St. John, and the background shows the turquoise waters of the Carribbean.
Joyce says: Hey, I like that picture.
I say: Thank you!
Maria says: Look at that beach! Where was that taken?
I say: On a little island called St. John. It's in the Virgin Islands.
Joyce says (very seriously): The Virgin Islands? Maria, you can't ever go there.
The entire class - including me - bursts into laughter.
The thing is, the kids have let it go, and here I am - still giggling.
I love my job. I really, really love my job.