Saturday, December 8, 2007

does your kid's teacher drink?

5 comments
 
I unexpectedly must go to work tomorrow. So after having lunch with the family (Happy Birthday, Lolo2Amara!), I figured I'd run a few more errands before heading home.

Each year, I try to find a nice gift for Amara's teachers. Forget apple studded notebooks or boxes of chocolate. I try to give them gifts they can really use. Last year, we opted for bookstore gift cards.

Well, right next door to the grocery store is a Pier 1. I decided to take a quick gander in in search of a teacher's gift.

And I found the perfect gifts. In the most festive of bottles, the store has Appletini mixes. And in true Pier 1 fashion, they had great bar wear too.

So I dialed Dad2Amara and asked his opinion.

His response? It was too presumptuous. How do I know Amara's young, vibrant newlywed teacher would appreciate a bottle of alcohol?

And you want to know my response? The woman works with 3 and 4 year olds all day long - of course she'd appreciate alcohol! It would be just as presumptous of me to get her a tea set or coffee mug.

After a long debate over the phone, Teacher2Amara got a candle.

But am I wrong? Do you think Amara's teacher would appreciate an apple ornament more than the Appletini?

5 comments :

  1. I volunteered in a kindergarten class for one day for 4 months... and I had a drink after each day.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mom2Amara..

    Just because you are powerless over alcohol....

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmmm... I have worked in a lot of schools and child care centers, and I have noticed that teachers are HUGE drinkers! They're like, all prim and sweet during the day, then at night IT IS ON!
    (Seriously! Its kinda weird, huh?)

    ReplyDelete
  4. ... as a teacher, I would have preferred a gift card over another apple ornament or figurine. I may very well have used said gift card on stemware and mixers, however. :)

    ReplyDelete