Back-To-School Traditions: Here Are Our Top 3
Is anyone ever ready for back-to-school season? Especially with the lackluster weather we've had this "summer", if you can call it that, I feel less ready for this than usual. But time stands still for no one, right?
As someone who started off as a homeschooling mom, and only transitioned to brick-and-mortar schools when my husband left years ago, I had "first day of school" traditions, but the kids were still technically with me.
Those traditions have changed a bit, as our situation has. But there are quite a few things that have remained the same over the years.
Here are 3 of our family's Back-To-School Traditions:
Pre-School Year Ice Cream
The first, for us, actually happens the day before school starts...the last day of vacation. Since my girls start school on the 29th and my son on the 5th, we might just have to hit up our favorite spots twice!
We ALWAYS end summer vacation with a trip to a local ice cream shop.
It's a fun way to acknowledge that a transition is coming, and end the summer season on a high note!
The second thing our family does is take those "First Day Of School" pictures.
Sometimes the facial expressions are a little less excited about school than ice cream...
But we get to capture those bright-eyed, fresh-faced photos...before everyone gets tired from the mad dash that is school!
And in some cases, it's a great way to document just how much they've grown over the summer!
And speaking of measuring growth...
The other back-to-school tradition I do with my kids...and we've been doing it every year since they started...
Each kid gets measured on the first day of school (and usually the last day of school, too.)
It's a helpful way to keep track of how much they've grown over the summer, but also what their most recent stats are (handy for things like doctor visits and sports physicals.)
Sometimes we even measure bunnies!
Those are the three big "Back to school" traditions we have at our house.
How about you?
What traditions do you have with your kids when it comes to "Back to school" time?