Monday, May 31, 2010

Fetes des Mamans

One of the things I love the most about being a preschool teacher, is all the fun crafts I get to do with the children. While I'm utterly excited about teaching Grade 3 next year, part of me is sad not to be with the Kindergartens.

The only thing that I can think of that is better than doing crafts with the wee ones, is receiving something from Ethan. In the last 2 years, while he attended Jenny's school, he came home with some lovely things. Two years ago for Mother's Day I got a lovely heart to hang my earrings on. Last year I got a hand print, which I put in a shadow box along with the seashell frame he made me for Valentine's.

This year Ethan's at Elementary school. Yes, he's still in Preschool, but at a big school. Mother's Day craft, not so much. But really, you can't blame anyone. It's an International School, so when should they celebrate Mother's Day? In March like the Brits? May like the Americans? And making my own Mother's Day craft is sad. As is, I made blueberry muffins, then asked for breakfast in bed, where I got my blueberry muffin.

Friday, Ethan came home from school with a lovely gift, all wrapped up.
Turns out that Mother's Day in France was on Sunday. Being the French School, they found a Mother's Day to celebrate. How very exciting!!!! What could this be?

My son knows me so well! I need another jewelry box, for all those jewels he and his Daddy will buy me!

Merci Ethan. Je t'aime.