Friday, December 20, 2013

Teacher Gifts 2013

A little late to the party this year, since like us, most of you probably finished school today. I've known what I was going to give my children's teachers since October. I've had the "main" part of the gift since November. Still, I didn't get it all together until 4 am the night before I needed to bring them in.

Lawn Boy helped. There *may* have been an argument about help not being helpful when you don't get the right thing. This *may* have been followed by a middle of the night trip back to the dollar store... not by me. I was asleep!*

The Boy's football team did a pasta fundraiser this fall. When the brochure came home full of pasta for college football fans, I knew I'd actually buy some.  I do know the favorite team of most of my children's teachers. For the rest, they had cute Snowman pasta.

Thus, I started with this
We do not live in Alabama, yet two of The Girl's teachers went there. Go figure!
At the 9th hour, I needed to run to the dollar store for pasta spoons and cello bags. Lawn Boy offered to go. The bags he came back with were not big enough and he couldn't find spoons. I went to bed. I woke up at 4 am and found these on my counter.*

Colander = genius. Yes, those are salad tongs, but they did the trick and they matched AND he went out in the middle of the night!* 

Put everything in a wine bag and Voila!

*All is well. The wedding is still on. I include this information because it's not easy to learn to accept help and commuicate again, but we are working on it. We are commited to getting it "right" this time.  Work in progress and all that... 


The Dose of Reality said...

Genius teacher gifts! I love the colander with it. It's adorbs!
I can't tell you how many times my husband "helps" by doing the wrong thing...which is not helpful at all! GAH!!
BUT...the fact that LB went back out and found the perfect thing is so nice! He's a keeper!! --Lisa

Slamdunk said...

Yea teamwork! I am glad the Mrs. picks up my slack around here.

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

There is so much to learn in relationships. I learn every day, mostly stuff about ME. Like I am way too sensitive and read way too much into the most innocent comments. Anyway....I think as long as we're learning together and realize it's a work in progress, we'll be ok!
And I think those are great teacher gifts!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Great ideas. I've been so behind in reading that I need to go back to some posts...because....your last sentence through me.

Ilene Evans said...

Love this gift idea! Perfect! And I'm glad that you and Lawn Boy are "on it!" xo

Charlotte Klein said...

Yes, he is a keeper :) Awesome that he went back out to get the right things. It's always a work in progress, isn't it??

Love the gift ideas. I hope you and LB had a very merry Christmas, my sweet! I know how much you miss the cold (HA!) and we're getting plenty of it in NJ lately. BRRRR!!!


Mimi B said...

Ok, well, you have me beat. I didn't get a present for my Doodle's teacher before Christmas break. Just wasn't in my brain. I'll have to make up for it when he goes back to school. As for LB heading out in the middle of the night, that's what my Fred would do. Figuring out this communication stuff is NOT freaking easy. We've had some issues lately and hanging on by a thread! Glad to know the wedding is still on for you! =)