So, I went to PTA at the school and learned that Teacher's Appreciation day is coming up. Teacher's Professional day is also coming up and the children will be off. Shakir has already begun to make plans to spend the day with his father. What was amusing though, is that one woman thought it was a case where both days were days that the children would be at home. Raising her hand to have it clarified, she breathed a visible sigh of relief and mumbled beneath her breath that she can't keep her child for two days. The entire room burst into laughter. Me, I had dollar signs before my eyes and I again realised that I am in the wrong profession. I would happily take her little monster, for a price, of course and I would give her that child back ready for dinner and bed. SIGH. One can only dream of this at the moment.
Anyway, I decided to discuss Teacher's Appreciation day with Shakir to see if he wants to give his teacher a gift to show his appreciation. It was hardly a surprise when he said yes. One valentine's, my sister decided to make little valentine's baskets to sell and Shakir decided that he needed to take one for his teacher. That memory gave me an idea, so I told him that the best gifts aren't the most expensive, but the ones that are given from the heart. I've also suggested to him that perhaps he should make something that the teacher would be able to keep for a long time, then I decided to search the net for ideas. I'm having a hard time finding anything. Apparently, teachers only eat apples and candy and they really like stationary. I mean, imagine the oodles and oodles of crayons, pencils, sharpeners and rulers arranged in many different ways, which say #1 Teacher and such like that. Actually, my mother even suggested a mug, but did I see a single mug online? Nope! So the search is on for a really original idea!
Allison is mother to two active boys who challenge her on a day to day basis with their escapades. In her other life, Allison juggles a regular day job as a marketing executive in a health food organization. At night, when everyone is asleep, she dreams of being a fulltime writer and super hero.