I don't usually get this question (thankfully), but randomly, I've been asked three times in the past week if I have a boyfriend.
Conversation 1 was with an old acquaintance I ran into.
Acquaintance: Are you still dating that guy you were with a while back?
Me: Oh no. It's been ages.
Him: So you're single these days?
Me: Yes and no.
Him: What does THAT mean? Because if you're single I might have a nice guy or two to set you up with.
I explained that I am not currently taking new dates, but that my relationship is still in its first trimester so I'm not quite ready to call myself NOT single. It's a big commitment.
Conversation 2 occurred at my pottery studio while Robot was there with me. When he got up to go to the bathroom a fellow potter cornered me and asked if he's my boyfriend.
"Well, you know..." I answered (or rather failed to answer) him vaguely. Luckily he didn't press the point when Robot reappeared a few seconds later.
Finally, today at lunch my student Y was inspired by an ill-advised conversation yesterday with her birth mother that involved a promise that said birth mother would procure my 8-year-old student a boyfriend.
Y: Ms. Heathen, you got a boyfriend?
Me: Well, Y, that's a very personal question and I am not going to answer it.
Y: So what's his name?
Me: [after almost blurting out "Robot!" but catching myself just in time] Y, I told you I don't want to discuss it.
Y: [in a slightly pitying tone] Ohh, so you don't got one?
Me: Y! We're not going to talk about this anymore. Who wants to listen to some Raffi?
And this is the child who some would have labeled cognitively delayed! So I guess I'm not quite ready to use the B word yet, at least in public.
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