Friday, December 22, 2006

Simply not to be outdone

We have had our share of preschool Christmas parties. When the Queen was in her first year of preschool, I learned my lesson on the little gift bag concept when I didn't bring any little gifts for the Pumpkin Party. I slid by though because there was plenty to be put in those little goodie bags.

I did bring Christmas party favors, though and always made sure that I was on top of all of those little things that needed to be brought for goodie bags.

We always give little things like pencils or erasers or tiny containers of bubbles (yes, parents loved me that year). We don't go all out because you know, that can start to get expensive, and when you have kids in preschool for going on six years straight here, we need to decide what is important: the gift or the thought.

Of course, we all know it is the thought that counts.

But apparently, this new set of parents in the Monkey's preschool class didn't get that memo this year.

The Monkey had her party yesterday and she literally left with a small brown grocery bag full of STUFF!

A play microphone, a 4-pack of Rose Art Dough, a puzzle, two books, three long balloons with the little tube apparatus to blow them up (and promptly pop them), and the pencil that we brought.

So for those of us who showed up with pencils in tow ... are scratching our heads at these new parents.

But they will learn. Hopefully sooner rather than later.


Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Yikes, and double yikes. Quite extravagant gifts for preschool class.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Tell me about it. And the teachers had sent home a note specifically addressing NOT spending a lot on the gifts ... just give them small things like erasers or pencils or tattoos or candy.

7:53 AM  

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