Like most kids, mine are all excited - last day of preschool, big BBQ Picnic - what fun!
Like many parents, I always like to get a little something for the teachers to show our gratitude for all they have done for the kids.
Unlike many parents, I insist on very unique, and usually homemade gifts that the kids can help with.
Unlike most parents, I allow my 3 year old and 4 year old to use power tools!
As a result, our thank you gift this year is pretty unique. Homemade salad claws with a jar of homemade salad dressing!!!! Yep! Each boy helped their Pepe make the wooden salad claws. They are the most amazing salad claws - I love my pair and figured the teachers and bus drivers would too!
Then to complete the gift, each boy got to choose the type of salad dressing each teacher would receive. Then we made all the special requests. We made a wonderful Dijon mustard and Garlic Vinaigrette, a Greek Salad Dressing, Sweet and Sour Dressing and a nice Herb and Sun dried Tomato. The kids were so proud!
Here is the finished product!
I made up cards that included photos of the boys helping to make the items, wrote a small personal note to each teacher and also included the recipe for the dressing and a suggested salad recipe to compliment the dressing. I placed the jar of dressing and the salad claws in a paper bag and attached the over-size card.
I am thrilled to announce that all the teachers were extremely happy with their gifts and appreciated the gifts...now I have to think of something for next year!!!!
------- Dad, thanks so very much for actually doing the making and letting the boys bast in the lime light! You are amazing...and I am grateful.