Someone Give That Lady a MedalBeth Anne Ballance
Oh, friends. I need your help, especially from the daycare mommas.
As you may remember, I have been reluctant to potty train my boy and it is mostly because I have no clue what to do or how to do it. Sometimes I think information about parenting is spread too quickly and widely these days to where I am simply on parenting information overload. Do I reward his potty with candy? stickers? nothing? Do I buy pull-ups or go straight to underwear? Do I push it in three days or admit that it takes time? Do I do it now or wait? It seemed that every article had a definite opinion, but as the mother, I didn’t have an opinion since I had never done it before. ::waves white flag to parenting in the digital age::
I basically ignored potty training and blissfully bought diapers, until two weeks ago when Harrison’s teacher asked me to bring Pull-Ups to daycare. She said he was ready to start the self-help skills of pottying and since she’s been working with toddlers far longer than me, I trusted her decision and supplied the Pull-Ups. Every day I noticed more “potty” written in his bathroom report from school and yesterday he came home with three instances of a dry Pull-Up + successful potty. “It’s time, Mom,” the teacher said. “Let’s do big boy undies on Monday.” ::gulp:: My little guy is rocking this thing and I’m just along for the ride and I want to hug the stars out of his teacher for guiding us through it.
So this is where I need your help: I’d like to get his teacher something as a thank you for all of her hard work potty training him. I know it hasn’t been easy and that we wouldn’t be this far without her expertise. I am sure she can feel so under-appreciated, so I want to give her something.
But what would be appropriate? A gift card to Starbucks or Target? A gift basket full of yummy goodies and treats?
Have you ever bought your child’s teachers a gift for going above and beyond the call of duty?