My twins are in the same 5th grade class, and they have a pair of teachers that each teaches half time. One teacher's mom recently died and DS #1 took it really hard. He cried, and he didn't even know her mom, but he got emotional just the same. And then he relayed the story to his other teacher of how his mom almost died! Excuse me? I did? Apparently, he thought I was on my deathbed when I had strep throat back in March (hmm? does this mean I'm a drama queen?).
I had no clue he was so worried! Of course, when he told his teacher this story, DS #2 said, "No she didn't!" Can you imagine if he hadn't been there to clear it up? Their teacher might have been really worried about my poor son and his nearly dead mother! Kids really do say the darndest things!