Another school year has come and gone, and my kids are home with me for a bit before Summer MDO begins…
OH LOOK A REASON TO MAKE MORE THINGS! TEACHER GIFTS!
I whipped up these gorgeous crochet farmer’s market bags using a Sewrella pattern, attached a rosette, and decided to add a few things inside.
What, I wondered, do my kids’ teachers need? I’ve already given gift cards for wine. Maybe some relaxation time! I popped in two sheet masks and found the awesome bath bomb above at Target. An “F” bomb! Perfect.
Last touch: a card. I referenced the bag and sheet masks in the card after thanking these angels for teaching my crazies all year. At the end I added, “…and drop an ‘F’ bomb from my kids instead of because of them, for once!”
Thank you, Jeanette and Dee, for that witticism!
I dropped the gifts off with the kiddos in the morning and came back for pickup to teachers laughing about their cards. “I almost wet my pants!” one told me, still laughing. Success! Haha!
But really. Teachers do more than academic teaching. They model acceptable behavior, assist in teaching social skills and emotional intelligence, entertain children prone to perpetually whining about boredom at home, and do so while juggling anywhere from 10 to 32 different personalities and learning styles.
So while teacher appreciation week is over, thank your kids’ teachers again for their hard work and long hours. They deserve it.
And good luck, parents. Summer is beginning. Fill the pantry and fridge, because you KNOW the second-most repeated complaint you’re likely to hear(behind “I’m bored”) is, “I’m hungry!”