It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in these parts.
I truly appreciate my childrens’ teachers and wanted to do something special for them as a token of my gratitude.
I got them gift cards, flowers and made them cookies.
I was feeling pretty pleased with the presentation until I actually “presented” the gifts to the teachers and office staff with my children.
As the secretary was thanking us for the goodies, John said VERY LOUDLY and VERY CLEARLY,
“We bought them at the 99 cent store”.
Now, in his mind, this is the ultimate compliment since he loves the 99 cent store.
I don’t think adults think of it in quite the same way.
I was totally embarrassed.
And for the record? I did not buy the gifts at the 99 cent store. We just happened to have been there earlier that day.