First Day of School
I love the first day of school. A day of new beginnings. A new school year. A new teacher. New friends. New classes. New clothes. New adventures. There’s nothing better than starting off with a clean slate. A book filled with blank pages that are yours for the writing!
Our first day of school traditions are as follows. Well, the night before, everyone picks out their first day of school clothes. There’s nothing better than that brand new outfit for the first day of school! Then on the morning of the first day of school we have several traditions. First is the taking of pictures. I’m sure I won’t get too many more years of that, seeing as Offspring #1 is in 8th Grade this year (the top of middle school), and Offspring #2 is in 5th grade this year (the top of grade school) … so I figured I’d milk that for all it’s worth this morning! Haha!! We do a few pictures in the house, and a few out in front of the house, and usually a few at the bus stop … but we passed on the bus stop pictures this year as I decided to drive them to school on their first day.
Next comes breakfast. Usually I cook them a special first day of school breakfast, but today I decided to treat them to breakfast out. Why not, right? So they chose McDonald’s, and so we had our first day of school breakfast at McD’s … complete with a few more pictures …and the accompanied “MOM” groans!
Then comes the drop-off. Seeing as Offspring #1 will be in High School next year, I decided to accompany him into school this year. I know that will NOT be cool next year … so I walked him in and took the obligatory photo of him in the locker hall, before he shot me that look and I gracefully exited stage left! I’m so glad that he is such a nice boy … most kids just would not tolerate that! Next I took Offspring #2 to school. I always walk her up to her classroom, and take photos of her sitting at her desk, and at her locker, but today it was like pulling teeth. For some reason she was SO embarrassed by me today. I guess maybe she’s a tad bit less tolerant than her brother is. Oh well … enjoy it while I can, right?
And then off I go to work. This is my kids last years in Middle and Grade school … how DID that happen?? How can I possibly be old enough to have a kid that will be in HIGH SCHOOL next year?? Ahhhhhh!
So what does your family do on the first day of school? Make it a great one … they are only little once!
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