School’s Out for Summer

Today was Sir’s last day of school. It was bittersweet for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that he has grown quite attached to his two teachers.

Despite the fact that, as a class, we had all decided to pitch in to buy each teacher a gift card, I found myself frantically scrambling to add something personal in order to truly express our family’s appreciation* (and make up for Teacher Appreciation Week – also known as The Great Flower Debacle). I started out just writing a little personal note to each teacher and, before I knew it, I was pulling out my paints in an effort to create something worthy of the occasion.

Did I mention that I did this less than 3 hours before school let out…and that it takes me 30-45 minutes to drive to Sir’s school? Yeah.

I resigned myself to the fact that I would have to do something small. So, I dug out some little frames that I had in reserve and settled on just doing some 3.5″ square watercolor paintings. I think they turned out okay, but next year I WILL START EARLIER.

There, you all read that, right? I’m counting on you to hold me to it.

* Honestly, I have ‘thanking issues’ – nothing ever seems to be enough.

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4 thoughts on “School’s Out for Summer

  1. Thanks! I actually love these little frames and wish I had more, but I don’t think they make this particular style anymore. Boo.

  2. As a former classroom teacher (granted, i taught the big kids so they never did the gift thing), and a big lover of a sincere thank you, I would absolutely love it if a parent gave me something like this.

  3. What sweet and thoughtful gifts. I know his teachers loved them…especially because you MADE them, which makes the gesture even nicer. Good girl, little Ruth.
    xo

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