Friday, June 22, 2012

A new end-of-the-year tradition

Several months ago I saw a pin on Pinterest with a really neat idea and we're actually making it happen! {I very much want to give credit where it is due and I think I've traced the original post back to here.}

You see, my darling husband loves Dr. Seuss. He loves reading Dr. Seuss books and one of his favorites is Oh, the Places You'll Go! I, on the other hand, very much dislike Dr. Seuss books. I very much dislike reading Dr. Seuss books and I'm not a fan of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Lucas follows in his dad's footsteps: he loves Dr. Seuss books and loves being read Dr. Seuss books.

So. I saw this idea, mentioned it to Abel, and told him he should make it happen.

The idea is that you purchase a copy of this book (we already owned it!) and take it into your child's teacher each year and ask them to write a note in it. Then, you present it as a gift to the child at their high school graduation, they get to look back and reminisce about all their great teachers, yada yada.

At the very end of the school year, Abel did just that. He took the book into Ms. T., Lucas's kindergarten teacher, and not only did she write a note, she wrote a very sweet and personalized poem--kinda' in the style of Dr. Seuss!

We all adore this teacher and even if we totally drop the ball for the next 12 years, I know this particular book will always have a special place in all of our hearts, even mine, which apparently doubled in size and made room for a little love for Dr. Seuss.

Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!


  1. A colleague of mine at work must have seen the very same pin, because she suggested this to me a few weeks before the end of the school year. I figure it's much too late to start this for my oldest son who just finished sixth grade (and whose teachers this year were really quite awful), but my other two were just wrapping up their first years of schooling, preschool and kindergarten respectively. So, I bought two copies and had the teachers sign. I hope I remember each year!

  2. What a great idea! For most Dr. Seuss books, I'm with you, Aimee. But I do love "Oh the Places You'll Go!". I read it to Mason just the other day. Like all Dr. Seuss books, it's a little long, though (esp. for a 9-month-old!), so he got bored pretty quickly.


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