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Beavercreek mom of ‘that kid’ gives teachers wine with son’s face on bottle for Christmas 

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 3:06 PM
By: Amelia Robinson

In most cases, a coffee mug would suffice as a Christmas gift for a teacher who has worked hard. 

Mary Sommers of Beavercreek said the teachers who taught her son this year deserved something a little more intoxicating. 

“How many coffee mugs does a teacher need,” she said. “But who doesn’t need a glass of wine after teaching a kid like mine?” she said. 

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Good thing her friend just happens to works at a printing company. 

As a joke and a thank you, Mary and her husband Paul gifted their son Jake’s teachers at Ascension School in Kettering with bottles of white wine with personalized wine labels reading: “Our Child Might Be The Reason you Drink So Enjoy This Bottle On Us.” 

The Sommers’ oldest son, Daniel Joseph “DJ” Sommers, a sophomore at Ohio State University, posted a photo of the bottles on his Twitter page and the post went viral. Thus far, it has had more than 5,400 retweets and 36,000 shares. 

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Mary said her son is not a bad kid, but he is “that kid.” 

In Jake’s case, the buckeye didn’t fall far from the tree. Mary says she was “that kid” when she was a student at Ascension, too. 

“My four older siblings were good kids and it was hard to live up to that, so I didn’t try,” she recalled. “(Jake) always has something to say. He’s that kid.” 

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DJ and Jake both said they were surprised by how much attention the post has received. 

DJ said he’s been contacted by a representative from “Good Morning America” and CNN, as well as television stations from around the country. 

Besides being a fun joke, DJ said the wine was also meant as a gift for the teacher who has served his family. 

His sister Sarah also attended Ascension. As an eighth grader, this is Jake’s final year. 

“It is a farewell from my family,” DJ said. 

For his part, Jake said he thought it was pretty funny. 

“I guess my teachers deserve it (the wine),” he said.

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