As many of you probably know from reading my posts, I love my students. I've kept in contact with many of my former students and it seems like no matter where I go, I run into kids who know me. Anyway, here's my story: Yesterday, one of my students invited me to his very first baseball game (which was this afternoon). This student has struggled behaviorally since Kindergarten; however, he and I have really connected and he has had a great year with me. During parent-teacher conferences, I encouraged mom to sign him up for a sport (mainly because he has so much energy and needs a fun/productive way to release it all). Thus, I was more than happy to attend his baseball game today. He was so proud to have his teacher cheering him on, too. At the game, I ran into a co-worker who has two sons on the same team. She asked me why I was at the game and I told her. She looked at me puzzled and said, "Oh...don't you get enough of these kids when we're at work???" I just sort of laughed it off, but she made me feel bad. Her comment may not seem rude as you're reading it, but the way she said it made me feel like I shouldn't have been there. I guess I'm not looking for advice or anything. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Maybe I'm being too sensitive.