If you have school-aged children then I apologise right now for taking time out of your busy schedule today.
What is it about this time of year? I have to triple check notes from school and cross-check them with my fridge calendar and computer calendar to make sure I remember a) whether a costume is required; b) whether a plate of food is required; c) whether my presence is required; or d) all of the above.
Which is why I’m grateful for two things:
1. The end-of-school madness all ends this Friday for me (and yes, that brings on a whole lot of other madness).
2. I’m so glad that this year we have had a super organised class parent rep, Kate, who stepped in with the offer to do a collection for the three teachers and buy them something other than a bath bomb (which was THE teacher gift of 2001).
Now, I realise that not all classes will be blessed with a Kate or you might actually like to give a gift just from you … Especially if you are one of those incredibly talented crafty people (I’m not … can you tell?!).
So, I thought I’d kick off Styling You’s 2011 What You Really Want for Christmas series with some suggestions for your teachers. Teachers deserve anything that gives them a glimpse of relaxation after a year of putting up with not only your child’s snotty nose but 20-plus others.
Here’s what I prescribe:
1. Lindt Teddy Bear at Target $5.50 | 2. Giesen Sauvignon Blanc at Dan Murphy’s $14.99 | 3. Lanolips tinted lip balm SPF 15 in Sunshine $13.95 | 4. kikki.K Words to Inspire journal $19.95 | 5. Verily necklaces $39.95 each | 6. Essentially Innoxa Restore body souffle $12.95 | 7. Burt’s Bees Head to Toe kit $24.95 | 8. Mix Apparel at Coles scarf $15
What you are giving your child’s teacher. Do you do a collection? Or make something? And if you are a teacher what do you like to receive?