Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back to School is coming up quick.....

Yup--soon the kids will be heading back to school and we all know what that means......time to think up a good way to butter up those teachers!!

You want to make sure that your kids get on the good side of the teacher every year...so they will turn a deaf ear when they hear your child talking about what a hangover their Dad had last weekend, and they just smile and nod when they find out the reason your kid was late to school this morning is because Mom forgot to add coffee grounds to the pot when she pre-made coffee last night and she totally can't function without that half a pot of Joe in the a.m. They will be apt to be more forgiving when your child comes with her History of Minnesota report on 4 sheets of printer paper all taped together instead of a nice sheet of posterboard.

I've learned from experience that it is a good idea to send along little goodies to grease the wheels, so to speak. Like, for instance, send along three or four boxes of Kleenex instead of the one that they ask for...make up a nice muffin basket ....and always include a lovely and thoughtful gift that they will use DAILY, so your kindness won't easily be forgotten. Like a nice agenda/day planner, for instance, would make a lovely gift and something they would use daily.....

Or how about a nice coaster for their desk--something pretty for them to look at while your child is busily shooting spitballs at the ceiling and eating paste. (You might even want to include a nice big box of chamomile tea with this, for calming jangled nerves).

Heck, maybe you ought to make it a coaster SET..........for those days when the kids just had a big old bowl of Captain Crunch for breakfast and are all sugared up when they get to class

Just some helpful ideas for you to ease the whole Going back to School thing.....now let's get those little darlings all dressed up in their new outfits and glowing white tennies and off to SCHOOL! Yeah!

Now....off to make sure the champagne is properly chilled for the big day......

19 comments:

Catnip Studio said...

"glowing white tennies" !?! as I recall, mine were white for about, umm, 5 minutes flat (the time it took to walk to school, up hill, both ways, in the snow, barefoot, errmm, I mean, in no-longer-glowing-white tennies). Seriously, though, love this post, and especially the teacup coaster! Kathy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Gosh, you make me wish I was a teacher, not really, but I like your gift ideas. Funny post. Thanks for stopping by our little blog and leaving a comment! Have a great week! Twyla

Junie Moon said...

Excellent advice for those with school-age children. As for the agenda/day planner, I'm still thoroughly enjoying mine and am looking at 2009 refills so I can continue using it when the new year comes. I love the little pockets it has and the way you put it all together with the pretty fabrics.

iSew said...

hahahahaha

You kill me Mrs. Kwitty

Anonymous said...

You are so funny! I so enjoyed reading your post and loved your great ideas. Big hugs from me to you ~ Wendy

Lallee said...

Those are wonderful teacher gifts. It almost makes me wish I had someone under roof still to send off. Well not really, but I do love your new items. School started yesterday in our county. I can't believe it!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Haha! What teacher would have a problem with that?

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I should have done some bribes back when my boys were terrorizing the local high school....

backhomeagain said...

Great post Mrs. Kwitty. The coaster is darling! My kids started back to school today. We were all pretty excited....

Jenn Maruska said...

Haha!

I love your sense of humor, Mrs. Kwitty!

(And your pretty items, too!)

Diana said...

You! You are as clever and thoughtful as you are inventive and creative!!! I certainly hope you are still as productive as ever for when my toddlers are ready to hit the school trail.

In the meantime, I'll just buy for myself!

Oh, and I'm starting to do Christmas shopping! Yep, that's right: now. I'm not usually the type of person who is on the ball about stuff like this, but it's just that -- with the new baby due a few days before Christmas -- I'm going to need all the help I can get!

Off to peruse your shop. I may have some custom requests for you, if you're so inclined!

xox
Di

Lori said...

hee hee!!! you are so funny:)

those are great ideas for teacher bribes!!! errrrrr...gifties:)

Gina2424 said...

Hi Karen-we started 8/15! A senior no less! Mailed your goodies Tuesday!

Lucy said...

Why aren't you the smartest cookie on the blog block!! I like your way of thinking Mrs. Kwitty, and love your new creations!!

elizabethholcombe said...

LOL!!!!! You are TOO funny!~~~XXOO, Beth

Pinky said...

LOVE the teacup coaster!! I use my little set all the time. I know I have a water sitting on it all night. I need to get me another one, now that I think about it.

This is a great post and you are right, it's nice to butter them up! Lucky for us, Kennedy has the same teacher from last year, so I did a lot of advance buttering! (HA!)

Grooveycrafts said...

he he he, well I hope it works

Ashlee said...

My sister is a teacher. I bet she would love some crafty goodness! Instead she gets a lot of scented lotions and such.

kirsten said...

Ha--I needed this! I was feeling a little steeped in blues over the impending start of school. Might as well think on the funny side of things! Thank you!

Also, my thoughts and best wishes to your brother. I hope everything will be okay.

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