I have been teaching for many years and in that length of time there has only ever been one of my pupils that had a birthday on the same day as mine. So it was quite a shock to discover that in my current class there are not one, not two but three of my students that share my special day of birth. We're practically quadruplets!
In honour of the day our class Elf on the Shelf, Elfie surprised us with a party! As there are 33 students in my class he was clever enough to bring two cakes.
He placed two 9 candles on one cake for two of the kids and a 9 and a 0 on the other cake.
He obviously couldn't find a candle for my age!
The kids were really dumbfounded when they walked into the classroom this morning. They stared at the cakes and one little girl asked in a hushed voice.
"Miss, which one in your cake, the 90 or the 99?"
Well that certainly backfired on me!