There’s a taco for everyone. Vegetarian? Kale tacos! Trying to watch your weight? Grilled fish tacos! Trying to make your taco as delicious as humanly possible? Smother it with queso and guacamole! Yes and yes! Who would have ever thought to combine the two best things in life together into one taco? A genius, that’s who.
Here I am with three children who are well past the baby phase, and yet I have not gotten a single night of good night of rest in the last six years. (Insert loud sobs.)
These kids need me so much right now that I'm stretched so thin that I feel like I don't have enough to give sometimes. Still, I know in 10 years, heck even two years, I am going to miss these days and I should be relishing these moments.
Once we whittled the pile down to a sensible amount, the kids accompanied me to a women’s shelter to deliver the excess toys. We toured the facility, and the boys got their first glimpse of what life looks like for some. I used it as a teaching moment about how lucky we are, and how we have an obligation to give back to people who are not as fortunate.
I encourage you to really evaluate your appreciation for your child’s teachers and appropriately express your gratitude. This can come in many forms. You might go to the school principal and articulate your positive experience with that teacher. Or you could buy flowers or a gift card or, perhaps, write a heartfelt note. Whatever it is, I am sure that teacher will be grateful for your acknowledgement.