Today is opening day for our beloved New York Mets. We always say that it is not so easy being a Mets Fan, but it sure does build character!!! They haven’t had a great season in so long! But…we are not fair weather fans so we will stick by them. We always do.
Last week, my brother Tim asked us if he could take Drew to the game. Here is where being a teacher and being a parent conflict. My mom side said, “Absolutely! How exciting for him!!” My teacher side said, “Absolutely not! He can not miss school for a baseball game!” I debated with myself all weekend over it. He is doing very well in school right now so missing a day, as long as he made up all the work couldn’t really hurt, BUT, he missed two days of school at the beginning of the month when he was sick. I went back and forth over it but finally decided to give in and let him go. Opening Day only comes once a year, and actually getting tickets to the game wasn’t going to happen often. Too bad they had to see them lose. Such a disappointing way to start the season but I still hope that this will be one of those special days he remembers forever, despite it being a loss.
A bunch of teachers at school are Mets fans so there was a bit of camaraderie at work today with all of us excited for the season to begin. Even my class knows how much I enjoy baseball. The best part of my day, was when one of my students came in with a gift bag for me. I opened the card and it read, “Happy Baseball.” Inside the bag was an awesome New York Mets tee-shirt for me! I can’t wait to wear it and show off my New York Mets Pride!