After picking up Avery and McClaine on Tuesday and watching their teachers open gifts, from other children- the prized Target gift card, the package of multi-colored Sharpie pens, a bag of Starbucks coffee- panic stirs.
I rush home and google, "homemade teacher gifts." The budget begs for some wonderful and lovely, coveted teacher gift made by the precious hands of my darlings.
The first 40 blogs were on the topic of how much teachers hate homemade gifts. The apple mug, the wooden necklace with pencils and rulers and school houses, an angel ornament put together with seashells and a hot glue gun.
Has it been that long since I taught? Did I forget about dragging home a gift bag filled to the brim with music boxes and trinkets from the dollar store?
And yet the budget begs. So I gave in and doubled the recipe for homemade fudge, just in case they didn't accidentally send their gifts back home with the kids.