I'm so annoyed with my colleagues!!!!! I teach part-time (and stay home with my baby the rest of the time) in a middle school and am very involved in student events at the school. Yesterday, one of my colleagues actually came up to me in the faculty room and said the following, "I can't believe you are still chaperoning school dances and going on field trips with these kids. Don't you have better things to do now that you have a little one at home. Plus, some of us were talking and your involvement in so many clubs and activities is making us look bad. You need to think about your colleagues more." I was so shocked and and angry, that I couldn't respond :censor: !!! First of all, I can't believe she was questioning my parenting considering that my son is my first priority and I am home with him for 18-20 hrs out of a 24 hr day. Secondly, why should I stop supporting and caring about my students just because my colleagues are too selfish to do things for the kids! sorry for whining, but i needed to vent!