Our bus driver has been the same since Tyson was in Kindergarten, back in 2009. I obviously haven't gotten to know Ms. Robin personally. I mean, she's just my kids' taxi cab driver to and from school. It's kind of hard to get to know someone who is on a TIGHT schedule. She also works at our local Wal-mart in the Pharmacy, so occasionally I have more time to speak to her, but sadly, I don't even know if I have been spelling her name right all the years. Regardless, AGAIN, I always make sure to shower her with love and gifts for each holiday. I know what it is like driving 3 kids around and how hectic and distracting that can be. I cannot imagine 35+ students. Good grief.
I found the adorable "red robin" bag (above) at Barnes and Noble. With ANY purchase, the tote was only $12.95. To be honest, I had planned to give it to Mrs. Green, but when I was struggling with what to give Ms. Robin, and was racking my brains, a light bulb went off, I fist pumped the air, laughed so hard, and switched the plan. "MRS. ROBIN is going to get the ROBIN bag." MAN I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS WORK OUT SO PERFECTLY. BUT ... what do I put inside. Ugh! It was a BIG, deep bag. Sigh!
THEN, I walked into one of my favorite stores, "Bath and Body Works" and WALAA, there, on their wall flower shelf, sat a ROBIN wall flower holder. I mean, what are the stinking chances? Are you for real? "NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!", I caught myself saying, OUT LOUD, in the store. I get so excited over the silliest things. Of course I bought it and I included the "Tis The Season" wall flower bulb.
THE VERY BEST part of this gift is what MOST people want, but I hate to give (simply because it seems so impersonal)... a gift card to RED ROBIN! Can you seriously BELIEVE how PERFECT this gift came together? LOL! I mean come on... what are the chances I would find THIS many cool gifts to match her name?
AND THEN... the worst part about this gift... This entire time I thought that cute, little red bird was a red robin and the tag, the entire time read, "Cardinal!"
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to google immediately to see if Ms. Robin would notice that the "Red Robin" was really a cardinal. LOL! I am not sure if she did or didn't, but regardless, I still thought this was clever and I was not accepting that that bird on the front of that tote was a Cardinal (our state bird). Hehe.
I made a little "card" or note to go along with the gift. (See below). I put quotations around the word "Robin", just incase she realized that it was really a cardinal. (Insert Eye Roll Here).