There’s a ridiculous new trend that’s started. Pinterest posts abound of all the fabulous back to school teacher gifts that are being made to give teachers on the first day of school. Brown nose anyone? A little bribery to start the year off right? Or … as the hubby put it so eloquently
… ‘a little early ass-kissin’?
How in the world did this trend get started? I love teachers and appreciate all that they do … for heaven’s sake … I’m married to a public educator!
A gift at the end of the year says, ‘Thank you’! There is nothing to be gained and it is given with the purest of intentions. Even a Christmas gift can be tolerated but c’mon … the first day of school? That’s like tipping the waitress before you order!
Or what about the parents that lavish teachers with baked goods on a weekly basis? Not only are you creating a different teacher/student dynamic but other parents are taking note. Uh-huh! They know exactly what you’re up to!
Don’t get me started on parents who ‘friend’ their cherubs’ teachers on Facebook …
Save yourself some moolah … skip the ‘back to school teacher gifts’ trend!