It was picked up by an on-line magazine called New Jersey Family, and I felt semi-famous for about 48 hours.
But that was then. This is now. And my teacher's wish-list has changed.
I know people think teachers are good people who just want to be able to teach the kids, but I am not one of those Miss America contestants who is looking for a cure for diseases or World Peace. I figure anyone who spends her day with 15 and 16-year-olds is already in good stead with whomever is in charge of giving out prizes for nobility, so I am going to be selfish.
I want stuff. And lots of it.
I want a gift basket.
I know you creative types are reading this blog and thinking, "Cool! I'll see what she says about teachers gift baskets so that I can get some ideas for my kids' teachers!"
Let's take a look at some ideas for a teacher gift basket, shall we?
First, there's chocolate. Because no matter what the day brings...sullen 17 year-olds, complaining parents, or standardized testing...there's very little that can't be improved by chocolate.
A photo of Bette Davis. To remind yourself that you simply CANNOT go all Baby Jane on somebody's a$$, no matter how ridiculous the behavior.
For the boys who come to class after Phys Ed. 'Nuff said.
Anti- this, anti- that...it's all good. Pharmas can be you friends!
There are some days you laugh so hard at the foolishness, leakage could be a problem. (Heck...who am I kidding? Leakage is a problem when I WALK, fercryin' outloud.)
They come in handy-dandy sizes as well as whimsical colors!
A nice basket...
and VOILA!! A gift basket worthy of any