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This week's topic is: Back To School
Ahhhhh three little words that are music to this Mama's ears!
Don't get me wrong I love my kids and I enjoy staying home with them but summers are extremely stressful for all of us. My kids enjoy going to school (they'll openly admit that) and being off a schedule is confusing for them. They crave a constant routine and those daily mental challenges that school brings for them.
Back to school is a fun time for my kids. We have some traditions that we like to do the first week of school:
Back to school breakfast: I usually make something fun for them on the first day. This year my "littles" asked for cinnamon rolls. I couldn't argue so cinnamon rolls it was!
Photos by the door: I take their pictures in the same spot every year so we can see how much they grow from year to year. Even when they are in high school I'll still try and get that same picture. It may not be posed but I'll try!
Lunchbox notes: My oldest is at that age where it's not cool to have "I love you notes" in his lunchbox. I just sneak those in later on in the day. Instead I fill his lunchbox everyday with fun facts. Facts such as: Cat urine glows under a black-light or A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. I'm sure his facts are read aloud at lunch and are enjoyed by many classmates.
School supplies and a surprise If we don't get the class supply list ahead of time we usually shop that first week of school. This way I can ask the teacher if there are additional items she/he may need or if she has way too much of another item. My kids love shopping for their supplies. They read the list and eagerly fill the basket with each and every item. I always let them pick out a small school related surprise which is typically a special pen or lunchbox.
And what do I do on the first day of school? Go home after drop-off, grab a cup of coffee, sit in silence and wait until I get to go pick them up to hear all about their adventures!
What back to school traditions does your family have?
Next week's topic 8/27/14: Reasons Why I Exercise (again you can take this topic and interpret how you would like).