|Number 1 daughter’s handprint on Christmas ornament.|
Q: How many school handprint cards does a parent have to receive before realizing that they are more precious than gold?
A: One. But it takes a couple of years for the value to appreciate.
When I was young (read: a long time ago), I thought these handprints and poems were quite kitschy and sappy.
Now that I am not young (read: buying Age Defying Moisturizer and admiring Suzanne Somers), I get all misty eyed when reading them.
Thank you to all the teachers who patiently pressed my little ones’ hands into ink and made these cards. You are angels.
|The Handprint Poem|
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
on furniture and walls.
But everyday I am growing–
I’ll be grown-up someday.
And all those tiny handprints
will surely fade away.
So here is a final handprint
just so you can recall
exactly how my fingers looked
when I was very small.