*I’ll admit it. I know that there is a special place in hell for people like me. (if there really is a hell) I am ok with that. Really I am. It means that I have a kid that is happy and I get to do crafty stuff to keep myself happy……so….. everyone wins! (except all of the people that are pissed at me….or themselves….. because I do the crap that I do and then they feel bad because they didn’t do it. Special note to those people……IT IS OK! I AM CRAZY. YOU ARE NOT!)*
Now that I got that out of the way……..
I wanted to do something for my daughter’s teacher. My step-mom was a teacher so I know all to well that most of the time they are forgotten and/or taken for granted. I believe that teachers are some of the most important people that are going to be in my childs life. I think that they are grossly underpaid and underappreciated. My goal this year is to make my daughters teacher feel appreciated (I say that now, but if she crosses me then my attitude will, of course, change). I wanted Lilly to bring her a gift to start the school year off right. Of course, I turned to Pinterest and found several ideas, but one on particular stood out. You can find it here:
So I made a Teacher’s Survival Kit. included in my kit the following:
Dry Erase Markers
Here are some photos of it. Please note that because my crazy runs deep that it is all arranged so that you can see things from every side. Because my crazy runs even deeper than that I must tell you that I actually laminated the note on the top and stuck it on the box with double sided tape. Oh, and because I am completely nuts, I shopped for items to put in the Survival Kit while Lilly was at Kinder Camp and I was a nervous wreck so this little project cost me about $75……maybe a little more. The way I figure it, it was a $75+ well spent if it kept me out of the crazy house for a little while longer.
*I covered up our last name in this photo. Lilly’s name is not off center. My OCD would NEVER allow that*
Lilly gave it to her when she dropped her school supplies off. I actually think that her teacher was really shocked to be getting a gift. She told Lilly thank you and that purple was her favorite color so that the ribbon choice was perfect.
All in all I am glad that her teacher liked it but most of all I hope that I am teaching Lilly to appreciate her teachers and that I am setting the tone for her school years to come.