Hello and happy Thursday. There is something about presents that I absolutely love. I’ve always said that I like giving presents more than receiving them, and though that’s true, I get super excited when someone gives me something, especially when I haven’t been expecting it. I’m thinking about this because usually the weeks after Christmas are filled with reunions and gifts someone had for you and didn’t get a chance to give you in December. Maybe that happens exclusively to teachers, I don’t know. What I do know is that today’s Thankful Thursday is all about that.
January 9th, 2018: Getting Christmas presents from my preschool babes.
Now, some context for the people who are new here. At that time I was working as an English and Science teacher for what we call “preschool” in Colombia, which is pre-k, kindergarten and transition, a grade between kindergarten and first grade. My mom had planned this trip to Florida for months but we didn’t know the date when I would be officially on holiday break at school, so I had to ask for permission to skip the last three days. Usually in Colombia, students bring Christmas presents on the last day before break, but I wasn’t there, so my amazing co-workers and boss saved all the non-edible/non-perishable presents for me to get in January.
It was obviously a great surprise because the holidays had been over for a few days and the whole Christmas spirit had died down, but getting those presents sort of relived it. From what I remember, I got a guardian angel to place at the top of the tree, a beautiful candle, body lotion and splash, earrings, cookies, and a chocolate cake that my friend took home and ate because it would have gotten bad. What can I say? Part of teaching young children is getting presents, and I love it.
In the comments below, tell me about a nice surprise you’ve gotten lately.
Love, Miss Camila