Dh doesn't think we should give the kids teachers a gift.
Dh asked me to make a list of people we need to buy gifts for this Christmas, and I put the kid's teachers on the list. He says to me that it's not necesarry to buy teachers a gift. He says they have a sweet deal already. This is not the first time he's expressed jealousy towards teachers. He thinks it's not fair that they have three months off a year and still get paid, so I asked him then why he doesn't just become a teacher, and he says because they get paid crap, and I said, then how is it that you think they have such a 'sweet deal'? but anyway, I'm getting off on a tangent here...
He doens't think we should get them a gift and spend our money on them. I asked him if he wants our kids to be the ONLY kids in the class who don't have a gift for their teacher and he says he's heard that before. I said, "I know, that's the same thing I said last year when you didn't want to give the teachers a gift." Last year when he didn't want to buy the teachers a gift I used my tip money from my hairdressing job to buy mason jars and took some left over fabric from a craft project and some ribbon, and made one of those cookie mix in a jar things, with a pretty tag with instructions on how to bake them. I made us a batch too and they were SO good, (cranberry hootycreeks).
In years past, before dh and I got married, (the two kids are from my previous marriage), when I was really broke, I also had made tree ornaments for the teachers with my kids out of their photos, pine cones, or cinnimon dough. What do you normally get for the teachers, or what are you giving them this year?