Today was the first day of school here in our neck of the woods. And let me tell you, it was a day for me. It’s a long story but I’ll try to keep it short. My youngest son started school when he was 3 1/2 yrs old. Which was in May of 2007. I was devasted that he needed to do that. I had left my job when he was born to stay at home to care for him and then at 3 1/2 the doctors tell me early intervention is the key. My son has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He has a mild form of autism. So with all my fears I meet his new teacher and two teachers aides and find these three people are the most amazing people. I liken them to my angels. I am so very thankful that they are teaching my son. So at the end of the year last year they tell me they want him to start Pre-K. They think he is ready to try. So all summer I work on preparing myself for this new part of the journey. And so I enter into the Pre-K orientation today prepared to handle this like an adult and end up crying like a big ole baby. Did I embarrass myself or what! Oh by the way my son was very happy and excited to go back to school today. Yes he was up at 4:30am this morning talking to me. It seems that I was the only one with issues. And for the record I do like his Pre-K teacher and teacher’s aide. He still goes to his other class in the afternoon so I think all is well. But it took until 10:00pm for me to decide this. AND now he wants to ride the bus!!!
So with all that said, I try to make a little something for the teachers throughout the year. So I decided to alter some notebooks for them (all 5 of them) to start the year off. I made all of them using the Simply Scrappin’ Kit Primary Colors. Yes, it’s retired. I know. I know. If you haven’t noticed the pattern, I have a hard time letting go. And of course I used my new Big Shot. Yes, I love that thing. I made them all different but the next one was CASE’d from a card on the front cover of the Cards magazine Aug 2007.
If you notice, I didn’t do any stamping on any of the notebooks, so this project turned out to be really quick and easy. Well if you set aside the time that my brain was burning and hurting trying to come up with an idea. I made all of these with just one kit and a few extra embellishments (brads, buttons, ribbon, kite string and metal tags). And I have a whole lot of the kit left.
Well it’s starting to get late and I need to go dream about my son riding the bus! I hope that everyone’s day ended as good as mine. My son was happy when I put him in the bed!
Thanks for listening.
And if anyone wants to leave any comments with ideas for the next round of teachers gifts, I’d be thankful. It looks like Halloween will be up!