In all the years Jeremy has been teaching, I am always amazed by the kindness of some of his students, especially his grad students.
He’s taught at five universities since we’ve been together. And over the years, we have seen many of these students come and go. But every now and then, there is a class that stands out, filled with smart, kind students that are eager to learn and just plain good people. Luckily for us, we have even managed to become good friends with some of these students once they’ve graduated.
This year, Jeremy has another such class. His Consumer Behavior class seems to be filled with such great people. Just generally kind, thoughtful, intelligent students who make Jeremy’s job so much easier and makes him happy to be a teacher.
Jeremy came home from class last week with two giant bags full of gifts. When I asked who they were from, he replied, almost still in shock, that they were from his Consumer Behavior class.
This is so kind of them for a number of reasons. First of all, we all know college students don’t have any money. There is no reason they had to spend the little money they had on a gift for us, let alone a bunch of gifts for us.
Secondly, they have never met me, yet they went out of their way to not only buy gifts for Quinn, but also buy a gift for me- a $20 gift card to Philadelphia Runner, a local running store. This is actually one of the most thoughtful gifts I have received since getting pregnant. How did they know, or remember how much I love to run?
Finally, we all know that students, especially grad students are busy. Seriously, who has time to go out and buy gifts for people you barely know, especially when you are trying to get your master’s degree and probably working full time? Not many people would go out of their way to do that.
And look at all the cute stuff they picked out for us!
First, they got us a Michael Jordan basketball set. This way, she can watch the games with her last name on her jersey. :)
They also got us this duckie bath towel set that was actually on our registry, but we never got. I’m not sure if they knew that or not, but either way, it was pretty cool.
They also got us a tube of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, a gift card to Target and my gift card to Philadelphia Runner (which I’m sure Jeremy will try to steal from me as soon as he can).
Then, two other students, Bridgette and Kristy, went out and bought us something separately.
First they got us this cute Ralph Lauren outfit with matching bloomers and socks. :)
Then, they bought this adorable swimsuit, which I LOVE. The funny thing is, Jeremy had passed a cute baby bathing suit in Target and he mentioned how we needed to get her one. This will come in handy when we visit Grandma and Grandpa in Florida over Christmas and take her to the beach for the first time. I can’t wait!
Anyway, we are very thankful. We appreciate all the kindness that all our friends, coworkers and family have shown to us throughout the pregnancy and since Quinn has arrived, but this was totally unexpected and we are very grateful.
Even if they are just trying to buy themselves an A in his class ;)
Seriously, thank you so much Bridgette, Stacey, Zach, Andrew, Alex, Ashley, Jenna, Brendan, Kristy and Andrew P. for thinking of our family. Make Jeremy buy you guys some pizza or $5 PBR pitchers after class one night.
Tell him it’s on me and Quinn :)