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I must admit, this idea never occurred to me until I started seeing posts from other Moms online. And when I saw it, I knew it was just meant to be. You see, I never expected it to be this perfect because when I found out I was pregnant (after a couple years of trying) I went thrifting for children’s books because I wanted my children to love books like me. I found this book at Goodwill for $2.00 dollars and bought it because I loved the meaning behind it. I always considered myself an adventurous soul and really only wanted that same fire to burn within my child’s soul. Whatever path they choose, I just want them to have the adventure of their lifetime! And when I had Anakin, this book was chosen to be included in his 6-month photos because of that very reason. So you see? It just seemed like everything fell into place perfectly!
If you’re interested in starting this tradition too for your little ones, here is what you’ll need.
- Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go (or any other meaningful book to you)
- This well-written letter (that I found on Pinterest) for your child’s teacher (or any letter explaining the purpose of this tradition)
- A “first day of school” picture (also remember to reserve a spot in the back of the book for a “last day of school/graduation picture)
TIP: Remember to give this to your child’s teacher at least 2 weeks before the last school day. End of year is really busy for teachers and if you wait until the last day to give it to them, they might not return it on time or feel rushed.
I was able to get Anakin’s book returned today and my eyes were swelling up with tears reading this out loud to him. He also had very strong emotions and felt proud when she said he was a “special kid”. I can’t thank these great humans enough for all they do. It takes someone truly special to be a teacher!
Next up, I’ll be writing a post on great Teacher Appreciation Gifts. Here is one I had done for Thanksgiving. What are some graduation gifts you’ll be giving to your child? I would love to hear your ideas!