Sunday, August 21, 2016

First Day Teacher Gifts

Last year for those that do not know, E1 transitioned from a private school to our neighborhood public school. While the 1st grade year as a whole was awesome, her very first day was a complete cluster fuck. You can read about that here:

I also learned on that first day that some suburban moms, about 60%, arrive with gifts for the teachers. I was completely thrown off guard. There were small gift cards and pinterest inspired gifts. Nothing too major, but just enough to say "Thanks for what we hope is a great year."

This year, I remembered and succumbed to peer pressure because let's be honest - I love this shit. I love decorating for parties, hosting dinners, entertaining kids, arts & crafts, etc.  I am a full blown creative weirdo. I really do enjoy the little stuff.

Like any normal suburban mom, I drove to our mecca- Target. There I googled candy sayings for teachers while I said fuck a million times because the fucking Target didn't have the fucking candy needed for the fucking sayings. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

Up and down the aisles I walked looking for something else. Too expensive, Too cheap. Too dumb. DAMN IT, WHY an I doing this??? Oh yeah, I like it and peer pressure.

I went back to the candy aisle and in between fucks and shits and damn its, I created my own teacher candy saying.

"I will BURST with SMARTS having an EXTRA GRAND teacher like you!"
(Starbursts, Smarties, Extra gum, 100 Grand candy bar)


In the words of Taylor Swift, "Cause the players gonna play, play play....And the Haters gonna hate, hate, hate..."

Don't be a hater, be a player!!!  Or just SHAKE IT OFF!

Damn I love Taylor Swift.

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