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When a teacher returns from maternity leave, she is greeted by a barrage of hilariously sweet questions from her students.

    Baby, whoa! Answering questions regarding the origins of newborns can be a full-time job, especially if you have a classroom full of interested students. Most of the time, the parents are left to answer this important issue, and they often provide long replies that they will have to address later when the child is older. I’ve heard parents tell their children that infants are born from unintentionally ingested watermelon seeds or that a stork delivers babies to doorsteps (I’ve yet to hear where the stork gets this naive child). In order to avoid answering the topic of where infants come from and how they get out, people can make up some wild tales.

    In North Carolina, a K-5 science teacher chose to answer her interested second grade class’s inquiries with age-appropriate accurate responses. Nancy Bullard, 32, was getting ready to go on maternity leave with her first kid when she realized she’d have to let her students know she’d be gone for a few months so they wouldn’t be anxious.

    “I didn’t want them to be taken off guard when I stopped coming to school,” Bullard told Today Parents. I also wanted to convince them that my absence was only temporary.” Bullard has a weekly rotation of students in her science lab, so she decided to parlay her anticipated absence into a lecture called “Baby Bonanza.” The children were able to draw the baby and guess his birthdate, weight, and birth time during the session.

    Bullard also stated that the students provided her with “adorable parenting advise” and “ideas on how to be a good mother.” Some of these activities included singing a song to the baby and slapping a piece of cheese in its face. The child revealed that the cheese was inspired by a TikTok video, but other goodies included feeding and changing the baby, as well as one child’s suggestion to flee away if the baby started crying.

    The youngsters were eager to learn more when Mrs. B. returned to work after the birth of her first child, Sam, a baby boy, and Mrs. B. did not disappoint. “I wanted to take a few minutes to meet up with kids, introduce them to my son, and allow them ask questions,” Bullard told Today Parents. I meant to spend approximately five minutes answering questions when I developed my lesson plan for today, but I ended up spending about 20 minutes doing so.”

    When their teacher reappeared, the pupils were enthralled. “Is it tough to have a baby?” one said, to which Mrs. B. replied, “Yeah, yeah it is.” It’s a challenge.” Another student inquired as to whether the kid slept with his parents, while another inquired as to the main question. You’re probably wondering, “Where do infants originate from?” Bullard responded quickly, like the science teacher she is, by pointing to her lower tummy and saying, “They come from an organ called your uterus.”

    Bullard told Today that she taught her K-5 students a lesson about organs and their functions earlier this year. “All of my pupils, regardless of age, understand the basic concept of pregnancy: I had a kid inside me, and now that baby is out, and I spent maternity leave caring for him… “Students were intrigued, interested, and eager to get their questions answered,” the new parent stated. “As a scientific teacher, I encourage inquiry and attempt to provide factual answers.”

    The elementary science teacher posted the video to TikTok and Instagram under the name “Mrs. B TV,” and it has over 7 million views on both platforms.

    May all children be fortunate enough to have Mrs. B. as a teacher at some point during their education.