As schools are getting ready to break up for the summer holidays around here, playground talk has switched to what to buy the teachers as a leaving present.
Even the card shops are all at it, and cashing in on the trend of buying your class teacher some nice tat to take home with them for the holidays.
From “To the Best Teacher Ever’ mugs, to “my favourite teacher in the whole wide world” photo frames, there’s something for just about every taste out there.
I’m probably in a minority here, and prepared to be told that I need to stop being so tight and miserable, but I just don’t see the point.
Yes, the teacher’s lovely. We all know she is. Why the current trend for competitive present buying just to show that fact?! Do you love the teacher more just because you bought her a mug to tell her she’s lovely? Or bought the biggest tin of Roses?!
She’s doing her job, after all. A very fine job, at that. Both my small ones have great teachers. They’ll get a card to say thank you (see, I’m not THAT unreasonable, after all.)
I just think they’ll be sick of the sight of chocolates by the end of the summer holidays, and there’s only so many mugs you can slurp your tea out of at once, anyway………..