1. A few bones
2. Cash money
3. Gift cards
When EK first started school I wrestled with this issue. Travel mug and fancy coffee? Manicure? And then I got real. Maybe you think it's tacky to give one (or all) the above suggestions but these people deserve a night out on you. Seriously.
- They put up with shenanigans around the clock.
- They potty-train our kids.
- They encourage kids to be creative by letting them play with glitter (witnessed yesterday).
trick our children into learningteach our kids to read, write and do 'rithmatic through playing.
- They deal with parental over-sharing, eye-rolling, grunting and such when we are dropping off or picking up our little boos. (THIS IS A BIG ONE! Why can't I ever shut up? They don't care about what Ellis had for dinner last night.)
- They listen to our kids scream, " I can't make it stop!" when they are peeing all over the bathroom.
- They spend all day loving our children.
Let's face it, daycare teachers are amazing people. Join up with a few other parents to increase the pot and hand those greenbacks over.
So this holiday season, while your sitting at home staring at bits of wrapping paper littered around your front room, and a kid in a sugar coma, think of his teachers out raising a glass of merlot or whatever those classy men and women drink and take solace in the fact that school is open on Monday.
***Update - if your kid has 12 teachers (what?!?!) , you are strapped or there are no other parents to go in with, a gift card, etc is obviously pretty tough for most (would break us!). Baked goods and a homemade card plus a thank you go a long way. And an optional high-five.
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