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clam Thu 03-Mar-16 19:06:33

Making Mother's Day cards. Child in my class came to me and said she might have to "save her card for next year as she won't be seeing her mum before Mother's Day."
I suggested posting it (I know child lives with Dad). "Oh no, Mum's not allowed any contact with me, and if I send her anything, she'll reply and she's not allowed to." sad << me. (Child matter-of-fact)

Me: OK, honey, then is there anyone else you'd like to give it to? An Auntie, or grannie? Someone who helps Daddy look after you? How about Daddy himself, if he's being a mummy and a daddy?

Child: Actually, MrsClam, I think I'd like to give it to you.

Sob. This has really touched me, more than almost anything I've experienced in nearly 30 years. And, as I've recently begun wondering how much longer I can do this job, I'm now motivated to keep on keeping on.

MooPointCowsOpinion Thu 03-Mar-16 19:07:53

Oh that's wonderful she feels so close to you. Poor little lamb.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 03-Mar-16 19:09:34

Oh that is absolutely lovely.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 03-Mar-16 19:13:38

How absolutely beautiful

flowers

Well done. You can truly tell you're a special teacher.

Halftruth Thu 03-Mar-16 19:13:44

This actually brought a tear to my eye . i was in care myself and a teacher called mrs cook was an inspiration to me .she gave me time and was genuinely interested... Respect to you

IoraRua Thu 03-Mar-16 19:15:23

Oh how sweet. It's those genuine moments that really keep you going.

Pointlessfan Thu 03-Mar-16 19:17:45

How lovely! You must be a wonderful teacher.

TheGonnagle Thu 03-Mar-16 19:23:05

Bless her. Well done you for being such a great teacher, it's things like that that make it all worthwhile isn't it?

clam Thu 03-Mar-16 19:27:07

That's very sweet of you all to say. I don't feel wonderful at all - been a bit tense and shrill recently, as the job and "life" has been getting to me a bit, but have to admit this made my day yesterday. And then this morning, she gave me a beautiful paper flower she'd made at Breakfast Club, in the favourite colours I often wear. smile

Pinkheart5915 Thu 03-Mar-16 19:35:00

What an adorable little girl. What a lovely teacher you must be

It must be awful not seeing her mum

MrsGuyOfGisbo Thu 03-Mar-16 19:37:05

Lovely.
Had one like this at Xmas (I am a supply teacher)
Have to be careful sensitive as don't know personal circs.
Kids making Xmas card for parents/ relatives.
One of them (y7 one made one, loitered behind when the others went.
'It's for you, Miss.'
I thanked him, smiled. and when he left, cried buckets.
Have, and will, kept it.
Lovely boy - complicated family sad

clam Thu 03-Mar-16 19:43:15

Family set-up is a bit of a car crash, for sure. Not appropriate to detail them here as might out us all.

She's a sweetie though - sunny nature and seemingly unaffected at the moment, but she's only 8, so time will tell.

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