This week is teacher appreciation week, yes it’s this week, for those of you who read about my journey to find the last flowers on Earth last week only to find out I didn’t need them until this week. Anyways, today was finally the day to bring the flowers and Ansley was set on bringing purple daisies which of course I found because I am super mom.
The idea to bring flowers was not my own. It was actually put together by another mom in the class. She organized and emailed. She sent reminders and made sure everyone was involved. We were to bring one flower for each of the two teachers and when they put them together they would have a beautiful bouquet with a flower representing each child in their class. So sweet it makes your teeth hurt huh? A great idea and I was happy to play along.
This morning we got out of the car and headed to the class with our two purple daisies in hand. When we arrived there were two moms already there. They are very buddy buddy. You know, like they wait for each other in the parking lot, high school style, so they can walk to class together. Well, one of them has a GIGANTIC bouquet of flowers for the teachers and the other one has a glass vase with 3 long stemmed roses for each teacher! Makes my purple daisies look like weeds I pulled out of the yard but Ansley is happy about them and so am I. The organizing mom looks like you just ran over her puppy and made her kitten watch! Her two pink flowers are no match for the monster bouquet and vase of roses.
On Thursday, we are supposed to bring a simple craft for each teacher. Well, look out Martha Stewart because I am pretty sure a craft war has been declared by the moms of room 1! There aren’t going to be any turkey’s made from a child’s handprint that’s for sure. This will all be compounded by the fact that Thursday is the Mother’s Day Tea Party so any outragious crafts that are presented will recieve continued praise in the pressence of your competitors for at least 90 minutes. If birthday parties are the super bowl then this counts as the playoffs. Get your glue sticks ready ladies and may the most creative mommy “win”!
Moms are so silly and I suppose that in the end it is all in good fun. Having a little healthy competition is what keeps us on our game I guess. It would be hard to keep the energy up year after year if we didn’t have a little competitive motivation. Of course you do it for your kids but you also do it for the love of the game!