The first day of school is a huge milestone for kids, and in our house, we always mark the occasion with a few family traditions. This year was no exception.
We always start the day with a special breakfast... pancakes and drinks in fancy glasses.
Then, we get ready for school, and I get the boys to pose for pictures holding pictures from the year before. The boys are always excited to look back at how much they have changed from the previous year.
After the pictures, the boys head for the bus, and I meet them at their school and help them find their classes. They always bring treats for their friends and treats for their teachers.
Finally, when the school day is over, we always have a special after school treat. I love sitting around the kitchen table, eating cookies, and talking about the boys' day.
Do you have special first day of school traditions? It's a sad day for me, and it is hard to say good bye to summer, but making the first day of school a fun occasion helps us get through!
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)