Before Mrs. Cote left to have her baby, the 7th graders surprised her with a celebration and a book of advice.
Here are some of the examples from the book.
Let your bundles of joy . . . and . . . drool . . . crying . . . and a lifetime of work make you happy. Let her watch the classics (Mulan, Lion King, 101 Dalmations and Pooh Bear). Give her a Pooh Bear stuffed animal and hugs and kisses. Never take her blankie away, ever! Always read a bedtime story, remember to carry a video camera around. You never know what will happen.
When she goes to Kindergarten give her "homework" right when she gets home (tracing letters or learning how to read). It will teach her good study habits.
Be honest with your children. Make sure that they enjoy everything about their lives.
Good luck being a mom! Enjoy life as much as you can because life is like sand, it washes away and changes, but it's always there.
Let her imagination soar! She can be anything she wants! You will be a great mom!
Be careful not to yell at points. Try to stay calm and keep the situation under control.
Play classical music while the baby sleeps. Put a little creativity into "yucky" foods for picky eaters.
Always read to her at night! Even if you are too tired to read, one page can make a difference. As she is growing up the quality time will mean the world to her.
She is never too old for her blanket! Let her give it away when she is ready.
I used to love it when my mom would blow on my tummy and make noises. It used to make me laugh.
When I was little, I liked it when my mom would bounce me on her knees and sing trot trot to Boston.
As a child I loved to be read to by my parents. I loved all of the different books and I really enjoyed being able to look at all of the elaborate pictures.
I always loved books. Any little kid book is good, but pop-up books are the best. On TV, you can can block channels, so I would do that so she won't stumble upon any bad things.
I always enjoyed going to the zoo.
Try getting toys that she can hold on to while standing up.
I remember . . . . . . books . . . . stuffed animals . . . . snuggling. I know you will have many memories of your own!