22 June 2016

Finding Seuss

Just a couple more days to go before the school year ends. SO looking forward to that.  Still so many last-minute things to complete, though, before then.  My to-do list is long, but I've gotten a number of ticks in and that feels good.  The thing that felt really great, though, was finally finding the Dr. Seuss books that I'd kept hidden away. 

I have a couple of copies of Dr. Seuss' Oh, The Places You'll Go! --one each for J and for Z.  Every year, toward the end of the school year, I bring out these books and get their teachers to write a little message for them on the books. I have been doing this since they were in kindergarten.  The plan is to give them the book when they graduate from high school.  A little something with which to send them forth into the big, big world.

About a month ago, I started panicking because I couldn't find them. I was worried that they had gotten lost somehow during our move. I'd searched high and low, looked everywhere.  I was 99% sure that I had brought it back with us, but didn't remember where I had stashed them. I was almost resigned to the fact that I might have to just ask the teachers to write on a note paper and that I'd stick those notes in the books when (or if) I find them.

This morning, for some odd reason, I woke up really early and all I could think of were those books. I don't know why, but something made me check one of the drawers where I keep stationery. I never would have put the books there (and most certainly do not remember doing so!), but yet there they were!  What a wonderful way to start the day!

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Tamar SB said...

I love that you do that for the kids!! How special that will be to look back on in a few years!

jMo said...

Great idea, they will treasure that forever.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

That is a great idea! I am sure your kids are going to treasure those books. I still have some of the first books my mom got me when I was kid.

elizabeth said...

I love that your found the books and love even more the idea of gifting these treasures to your children upon graduation. My daughter used that book as her guest book at her travel themed wedding. We used items like maps, vintage postcards, globes, and antique suitcases for decor. True to the theme of their wedding, she and her husband have been in 11 countries in their first year of marriage!

Brooke Neal said...

Ironically, I just had my 5th graders book signed today--My eldest graduated last year and she loved her book and was so happy to read notes from past teachers. I am glad you found yours.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Gorgeous flower! Hope you have a lovely week!

Lisa Kerner said...

Woohoo for finding your books. I have lost several things during our transition and am hoping I find them once we get settled and fully unpack.

Lisa @ LTTL

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