Results for - 'Our child might be the reason you drink' wine: Perfect teacher gift?

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When Stacy Dutton wanted to give her son's teachers a special gift for National Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the mom-of-two designed a personalized wine bottle label featuring his photo and the cheeky statement:

1. When Stacy Dutton wanted to give her son's teachers a special gift for National Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the mom-of-two designed a personalized wine bottle label featuring his photo and the cheeky statement: "Our child might be the reason you drink, so enjoy this bottle on us." Dutton, the art director at Evermine, a personalized paper and stationary company based in Portland, Oregon, wrote about the project on the Evermine blog in April, but after a photo of the label appeared on Reddit last week, her creation went viral and sparked a bit of controversy. "People either love it or they hate it," she said. As a parent, would you give this gift to a teacher, or as a teacher, would you appreciate this as a gift?

As a parent, I would give it, and think it's brilliant
15%
218 votes
As a parent, I may give it
6%
95 votes
As a parent, I wouldn't give it
21%
310 votes
As a teacher, I'd love to get this gift
7%
102 votes
As a teacher, I would not like this as a gift
6%
86 votes
I am not a parent or a teacher, but I think it's a great idea
10%
147 votes
I am not a parent or a teacher, and I don't like this idea
11%
163 votes
Undecided all around on this one
13%
192 votes
N.A
23%
337 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
10 votes

2. Bob Mosier the chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, in the Maryland school system, cautions parents that there may be some serious ramifications to this type of joking. "Our teachers go to incredible lengths for their students every day, and there is no question that the job is often stressful," said Mosier. "While we appreciate parents who want to thank their child's teacher, the portrayal of that child as a reason for alcohol use is neither appropriate nor humorous. We spend a great deal of time emphasizing the importance of making good choices to our students, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol, and this 'gift' surely doesn't fall into that category." Do you agree?

Yes totally
23%
347 votes
No, get a sense of humor already!
23%
346 votes
Depends on the relationship you have with the teacher, since it could be a tricky one
27%
404 votes
N.A
26%
395 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes

3. Bob Mosier the chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, in the Maryland school system, cautions parents that there may be some serious ramifications to this type of joking. "Our teachers go to incredible lengths for their students every day, and there is no question that the job is often stressful," said Mosier. "While we appreciate parents who want to thank their child's teacher, the portrayal of that child as a reason for alcohol use is neither appropriate nor humorous. We spend a great deal of time emphasizing the importance of making good choices to our students, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol, and this 'gift' surely doesn't fall into that category." Do you agree?

Yes totally
23%
351 votes
No, get a sense of humor already!
23%
350 votes
Depends on the relationship you have with the teacher, since it could be a tricky one
26%
389 votes
N.A
27%
402 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
4 votes

4. Parenting, an online website devoted to all things parent-related listed the best gifts for teachers. Which do you agree should be on this list?

Supplies or books for the classroom
20%
296 votes
Gift certificates for stationary items
20%
304 votes
Donation to a charity in the classroom's name
11%
168 votes
Hand-written notes from the student
16%
243 votes
Hand-made gifts from the child
19%
283 votes
Entire classroom gifts for any of the above ideas
11%
163 votes
Agree with all of them
19%
290 votes
Don't like any of these ideas
14%
203 votes
Not Applicable
28%
425 votes

5. Parenting, an online website devoted to all things parent-related listed the best gifts for teachers. Which do you agree should be on this list?

Supplies or books for the classroom
18%
264 votes
Gift certificates for stationary items
16%
246 votes
Donation to a charity in the classroom's name
9%
134 votes
Hand-written notes from the student
13%
195 votes
Hand-made gifts from the child
16%
246 votes
Entire classroom gifts for any of the above ideas
8%
125 votes
Agree with all of them
19%
290 votes
Don't like any of these ideas
13%
192 votes
Not Applicable
31%
462 votes

6. Of course, they also listed the worst gifts for teachers. How many of these do you agree are the worst? I'm sure the teachers out there will chime in on this!

Mugs -- yes, you CAN have too many!
20%
294 votes
Little 'I Love teacher' figurines -- 'We don't love these'
20%
298 votes
Candles -- these do end up at the back of our supply closet
13%
189 votes
Food -- yes, even (or especially) home-made
13%
187 votes
Soaps -- are you giving us a hint?
14%
202 votes
Dollar Store items -- enough said
22%
331 votes
I like all these ideas
9%
142 votes
Agree these are all bad ideas
20%
295 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
13 votes
Not Applicable
33%
499 votes

7. Adventures in Parenting compiled a list of the absolute worst teacher's gifts ever. Here are some that made the list. Which of these do you find totally inappropriate?

A gift card holder without the gift card
22%
324 votes
A broken mug wrapped in shrink wrap -- appears someone ate the candy that was supposed to be inside
23%
338 votes
A plastic shoebox with Dora bows on top and men’s deodorant, yellow cake mix, and other random stuff inside
21%
320 votes
A raccoon skull -- ??
22%
326 votes
Pre-owned (and sometimes even used) fragrance sets
20%
300 votes
See-through nightie from a forth grade student
22%
328 votes
Hey, it's the thought that counts
6%
92 votes
All of these are totally inappropriate
34%
509 votes
These are all great gifts
3%
41 votes
Not Applicable
33%
488 votes
10/12/2015 Food & Drink 1496 39 By: Harriet56

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