Monthly Archives: April 2014

‘Just Because’ Flowers, Just for Me

First priority? Moi.  Credit Stuart Miles.

First priority? Moi.
Credit Stuart Miles.

Self-care is not selfish.

I need to tattoo this to my forehead.

As I dropped off Norah at preschool Monday morning, I was my typical harried self: car keys in my hand, diaper bag on my shoulders and 2-year-old in my arms. (I can’t resist Norah’s adorable yet grammatically misguided request to “hold you.”) I was also clutching a small bouquet of wildflowers that I’d brought in for the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Flowers for Teacher: Consider It Done

I'm not sure what these flowers are called, but the timing -- and the price -- are just right. Credit Dalia Colón.

I’m not sure what these flowers are called, but the timing — and the price — are just right.
Credit Dalia Colón.

I’m homeroom mom for my daughter’s preschool class, and at a meeting this morning, I got a preview of Teacher Appreciation Week.

All next week, I’ll be running around buying her teachers’ favorite candies, restocking the classroom with Kleenex and Clorex Wipes, loaning out my precious glassware for a faculty tea party and collecting money for gift cards so the teachers can get some well-deserved retail therapy. It’s gonna be crazy.

But Monday? I’ve got that on lock.

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