If the thought of future milestones like your child’s high school graduation makes you weepy, grab a box of tissues and stick with me. 2 years ago as Lily wrapped up her very first year of preschool, a friend share this idea with me. I thought it was the sweetest thing, and as we say goodbye to PreK next week and look towards Kindergarten next year, I just dropped off our book for the third school year in a row.
The premise is an easy one. The task of digging the book back out every May/June to take to school is a little bit more challenging, but so far, so good.
Purchase a copy of Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go.
Each year as the school year comes to an end, give the book to your child’s teacher to sign/leave a short note somewhere in the book.
My goal is to have her teachers sign this same book every single year (and can include other important coaches, mentors, etc as needed). I will then gift the book to her at her high school graduation. (Which of course I don’t even want to THINK about because she’s only 5 and time already feels like it’s flying.)
Updated pic several years later:
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