But no. Not me and I'll pay for it later.
Last week, one of my littles said, "So, Mrs. Welchie, isn't that mug I gave you for Christmas just the BEST? It fits in the drink holder in your car AND it has a lid! Do you like it?"
And then all the others chimed in and asked how I liked their gifts...
My sons had the most amazing first grade teacher. She sent a handwritten note thanking every child for their Christmas gift. My boys were excited to receive mail from their teacher, and as the mom, I was so touched. In fact, I still have the notes. They were so thoughtfully written. Loved that woman!
So, after the embarrassing grilling from my people, I got right to work this morning making little thank you cards not just for my students, but several grown up people (I think you call those people adults) who have done very kind things for me lately.
My mother would be so proud.
Maybe not. I am a month overdue, after all.
Here are a few:
Cards for mommy helpers.
The banners are for some teenage Winter Program helpers.
I blurred the names. I never know if that's necessary...
These are for two of my kinders.
I hope they like them and know how much I loved each and every thing I received ( the gift I love most is the heartfelt note of appreciation, especially the little love notes given from those who have nothing else to give). Everyone deserves a thank you.
I always feel bad when those with gifts want you to open them in front of everyone else. It makes those without feel badly and seconds afterward they're running to their desks to draw you a picture or give you something from their lunch bag. To avoid this, I always tell them that spending time with them is best gift I could ever get. I open presents privately with the gift givers.
How do you thank your kids? I'd love to know!
I'm off to the grocery store to buy detergent for the dirty laundry pile that's calling my name. Not to mention that I'm hungry and the mustard and sad looking veggies in my fridge just won't make a good lunch... I hope you're having a great day off.
I'd love to hear from you!