Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School ... the countdown is on!

One week from today we go to Meet the Teacher for Drew. The following day, the boys have their first day of school. Drew is just a half-day. Josh is there for the whole enchilada!

It got me thinking.... what, if any, back-to-school traditions do we follow here at our house?

I always make a big back-to-school breakfast their first day, take the obligatory "first day of school" photos, but beyond that. That's really about it.

Well, other than the obvious, wear the kids out REAL GOOD so that they sleep well the night before. We also pack our backpacks and have everything ready to walk out the door in the morning. Which means, proper planning on mom's part of charging the camcorder, camera batteries, getting them all ready to walk out the door (for me) too!

This year, I'm thinking it'll be time to mix it up a little and start a new tradition.

This year, back to school tradition #1 will be recording the kid's height! I'll also draw their hands on paper (to later embroider in layers)

Another idea someone else told me about a couple of years ago was that she made "Kissing Hand" cookies for her kids and packed them in her kids lunches the first day. I love that book. I love that tradition. I think I'll do it too!

This year, too, we're going to bring a gift to Meet the Teacher. Generally, we do bring a little gift for the teacher on the first day of school. This year will be no different. I'm going to bake some blueberry muffins for the office of the elementary school and for Drew's teachers. I want their first day to be a great one as well, and frankly, my muffins are off the hook!

We'll see what else we strive to do.

1 comment:

chksngr said...

We do the BTS first morning picture in the backpack...and since I work, I take the morning off and take them to school as a special treat.