Nailing the ‘Thank You’!

I let my daughter write her own cards out to her teachers at the end of the year…without prompting on wording, all OCD aside (*grits teeth silently with balled fists*). This year, I didn’t read it until I was packing up teacher presents late last night.

CRYYY!! She lacked a little tact last year, but I think she has it down now!

And it has indeed been a fantastic year. Can’t wait to see all the changes to come 😍

Sam

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26 thoughts on “Nailing the ‘Thank You’!

  1. Good for her. Thank you notes are important.

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    1. 🤗 I’m always excited to see what she comes up with!

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  2. Excellent work…from both of you🌸

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    1. She also had me help her write out post its for every child that said “thank you for being my friend” night before the last day. All her idea. 12 pink and 12 blue so we had enough for everyone. She signed them all and put hearts and this little shit Zachary told her that later he would tear it up…a kid she refers to as one of her best friends. Since I can’t kick his ass I can surely complain about him. Sigh.

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      1. Must be the name. There was a boy named Zach in Reagan’s class that was ALWAYS mean to her. I called him the EXACT SAME THING “little shit” when Reagan was about in 3rd grade when she told me something he said to her. From that point on, he was “little it”. 🤣🤣🤣

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        1. 😂😂😂There was some d weed in middle school named Zack who was a sarcastic jerk to me for 3 entire years. He taught me to be more like Phil Hartmans Frank Sinatra, “what is this crap…can’t hear a word”

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          1. Ha! I’m just gonna start calling people I don’t like, “Zack”.

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      2. She’s sweet for the heart and thoughtfulness she had behind thosr post-its. Let’s hope Zachary learns some kindness and appreciation over the summer, and thank God you have the right mind to train up your child, with selflessness and care. You have your baby on the right path.

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        1. Thank you 😶😶😶I always thought he was a nice kid so I was like, what on earth. It sounds like the last few weeks of school he and another male close friend were sort of following her and making sport innocuously. Couldn’t figure it out and she was pretty confused. Will be interesting to see if the shift stays or they all go back to being friends 😔

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          1. You’re welcome. They are always nice until they tag team and disrupt another child’s peace, in some way😠. And that is the hurtful part as a parent. We know this mess happens in school, because we’ve been there. And we know that our kids are going to have to deal with that at some point. It’s tough when one day your kid comes home excited about this friend, and days later, that same great buddy, was a jerk towards them. Oh it breaks my heart to see that happen and to hear how that *is confusing for these little ones. I always remind Jeh that he is worth being respected and cared for, when something like this happens. I never want him to think it’s normal mistreating friends. “Boys will be Boys.” That’s a lie, and what does that mean, even? That boys will be jerks? Hopefully these kids act right. She deserves the very kindness, that she gives. This starts at home. 🌸

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            1. Im so excited that I have the choice to separate her from the mindbender next year though. Yeah…not quite sure whats going on with these other kids. Theyve been teasing her the last trimester that she wasnt in her Thousands Club yet and she got to where she just had to tell them ‘I take my time on my work’ but is very disheartened when they keep at it. Nothing awful (better not be) but yes, I think its really confusing to her. Boys will be boys always meant getting hurt and being dirty when i was little. Then it started excusing all sorts of things. 😩

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            2. That’s a terrible phrase. I never bought into it. I’m gonna say this, because I feel it gets ignored……every parent needs to check their kids personality, to detect any mean streaks that they may have or could have picked up, simply by going to school. And it’s BULL that a parent does not know how their younger kids are, because the little ones are more honest about their ways. I just think adults let this stuff slip and think there is no harm in it. I just want to give her a hug for defending herself. And it still hurts their little hearts. We have the responsibility to keep our babies in check, to not be a headache for someone elses child(ren) and household. I’m glad you have the choice. A lot of schools do not allow us that option. You’re doing great, parenting.

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            3. “They’re kids”…as in they’re going to do shitty stuff, I guess. True but the heart of it is, will they feel remorse, guilt, will they make amends, correct themselves the next time. Do they notice they’ve been hurtful. And do they care. “They’re kids…they’re still learning” is more apt to be appropriate. So long as they *are* actually learning from it. My mom used to tell me ‘not to make everything into a lesson’. I never quite understood that. Teachable moments are the most rewarding but apart from that, she’s learned to inspect situations as not always black and white. That there is more going on. From her side and the other. And not only question herself as being a target, ‘hurtable’. It makes her less reactive…which as adults we know is usually more than half of an escalation in any matter. I always think, i could have handled something so much better, and saved a situation. But I hadnt been looking further in.

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  3. Those are fantastic messages! I liked, “You are a golden star!” Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I liked that part too! I was like, man I wish I would have thought of that, lol! You’re welcome!

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      1. Well, you’ve done an excellent job of raising her, because you can tell from her Thank You messages that she is appreciative of her teachers, but already an excellent and clever writer!! Pat on the back for you!

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        1. Thank you so much! 🤗🤗🤗 I always snap pics to see how her thought process changes through the years.

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  4. You are raising an amazing human being. She will be awesome! Just like Dad.😉

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    1. Thank youuu! We struggle daily but these little moments are soothing motivators 🤗🤗🤗

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  5. You make a great pair xx

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    1. Haha, I think so too (Usually!)

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  6. You’ve done a great job. Congrats 😊

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    1. Thank you 🤗🤗🤗 We’re workin on it!

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  7. I believe in thank you notes. It’s a dying art. So glad you’re teaching her about them.

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    1. I do as well. They will be completely lost by the next generation 😣 I save the ones we get and always keep some on hand!

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