Oh, and yeah, it totally floats.
Over the weekend I noticed a picture that hangs on my bulletin board. It was the last day of school. The close of my very first year of teaching. One of the kids - okay, one of my favorites, but shhh! - showed up to school that day sporting a new hairdo.
That's right, friends, he had requested that his dad shave my name into the back of his head. Money spent on gift? None. Impact on teacher? Immeasurable. The kid is now somewhere around 20.
Today, I received my first kid gift since leaving elementary education. Now I have tech students who work with Kelly and me. A month or more ago, we were discussing an inflatable flamingo that used to decorate our office. He sprung a leak and eventually got thrown away. Today I opened a Christmas bag to find...TWO inflatable flamingos that are also can holders! No way! This is quite possibly my favorite gift since the head-shaving incident. It's not just that it is a cool gift, which it is, but because it took some effort to find such a thing.