One of my dc's teachers is pregnant - not publicly, IYSWIM, we only know because a pg friend saw her at the a-n clinic and told us, and as the teacher now knows that we know, we quietly congratulated her. Anyway, dh went out to buy end-of-year presents for te teachers, and I suggested he buy something nice and self-pampering from a premium maternity range. He came back with a rather lovely pot of organic stretch-mark cream. I felt really uneasy about giving this to the teacher, but he insisted.
Should I have stood my ground? How would you feel if you were the teacher?
I would have been embarassed as it's a) not public knowledge & what happens if she opens it in the staffroom in front of others and b) it's a bit of a personal pressie unless you know her (& her stretch marks) really well
Oh, yes, all wrapped up, with alot of ribbon to discourage her from opening it up in class!
Maybe I'll bring a different gift tomorrow morning, and tell a white lie - "Dh told me what he had given you yesterday. I'm really sorry for such an insensitive gift, he meant it sincerely, but what do men know?!"
I am not sure if all teachers do but I always open my presents in front of the children. They are usually really excited to watch you do this....
Although one year I opened up a present and it was a very lacy sexy nighty . From one of the mums who was always trying to talk me into getting pregnant . (This was pre children). I only knew her in a professional capacity too! .
The reaction of the Year 6 boys was hilarious though!
I had a private word with her at pick-up, blamed dh utterly, blushed mightily (good god was I blushing you could have fried an egg on my face), and fortunately she saw the funny side. We ended up both PMSLing.
A few minutes later I had to nip back to the classroom to get something, and she had unwrapped it and was showing it off to a couple of other teachers, and they were all PMSLing!
D'you think dh did it deliberately, to get out of having to do this sort of task again?