Picture it: It's 10:00 p.m. on a Friday, and four of my teacher friends and I are unwinding at the house three of our friends share near the school. Nothing crazy, just letting our hair down after a long week. We hear a knock at the door and wonder who it could be. We open the door, only to discover a family from the neighborhood standing there with a giant bunch of bananas, straight from the tree. We invite them in, and they all shuffle into the living room. Mind you--this is a family of 8, and we all currently teach one of the children and we all had a child in our assorted classes last year, as well. After they come into the living room, the father apologizes for dropping in unexpectedly, but he's applying for a job and would like some help writing his resume.
TEAR! I mean, how cute is that?!
Of course, we helped him with his resume--he got the job!!--and enjoyed the bunch of bananas for quite some time. So, while it can be awkward to live next door or across the street from ALL of your students (it definitely rules out getting your mail in your pajamas!), it can also be really awesome.