So, I’ve been running around this week buying gifts for both sets of my children’s teachers as we draw near to the end of the academic school year. It still takes a little bit of getting used to knowing that I now have two little people who are the centre of my universe and not only do I have to fit in what I must do in my life, but their needs take priority and I have no problem with that at all. It is a bit strange to think that a few years back they didn’t even exist, then they appeared out of nowhere (let’s just skip over the nitty gritty) and now they are growing and developing into amazing characters with the help of some incredible teachers. What’s even more mind boggling is that it only seems like yesterday I was at primary school myself and can remember my own teachers and how they played a huge part in shaping me at such a young age.

The other day that I stood outside the gates with some parents doing the school pickup run and we all agreed that teachers have the patience of saints and in my opinion, don’t get the credit they truly deserve in. Hence, the small gesture at the end of the year that I can make to show that I appreciate them nurturing and protecting my most prized possessions, is the least I can do! So, as a family we’ve been wrapping presents, writing cards and reflecting on the year that has gone by. And not only have my children been excited about attending school, I’ve felt part of it too – I wish I could go back and relive those days. The fact is, teachers don’t just look after our children, but they also support us as parents and help us to do the best for our little ones.

So, without further ado, I’d like to raise a glass to all teachers out there who are about to have a well-earned break. Thank you for being just brilliant.