Tuesday’s Top Three

My plan for today was to read through your comments telling me your favorite “Back to School” traditions and I was going to give you my Top Three Faves!  BUT…you ladies BLEW me away with tons of great ideas.  So…I’m highlighting several!  I know lots of you guys have already sent your kiddos off to school this year.  For some reason, Texas tends to start WAY later than anyone else…so we send our kiddos off next week.  

By the way, thank you so much for your kind words about my technical difficulties yesterday.  I got it under control and we are up and running!  🙂

#1 Fun Breakfast-Lots of you guys wake up super early that first day to make your kiddos’ favorite breakfast on the first day of school.

#2 Fun Motto for the Year-One family has a fun family dinner (I think maybe pizza).  They all come up with their family motto for the new school year.  Like…The Slaughters are going to be kind or something like that?  Something you could say all year long to work on building those traits in your kiddos.  Love this!
#3 A Special After School Treat-This was probably the most mentioned.  Goodies ranging from cupcakes to milkshakes!

#4 New Pajamas-One family gives all the kiddos a new pair of pajamas the night before school starts.  Who doesn’t feel good in a new pair of pj’s??

#5 Pray with them-One family gets together and has a big family prayer before they all head out the door and the craziness of the first day begins.  They pray for it all…friends, strength, teachers, and more.

#6 Special Book-Some of you have a special book you read every year the night before school starts and others read lots.  These were the most mentioned…”The Kissing Hand”, “The Night Before Kindergarten”, and “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”.

#7 Decorate the Front Door-One mama decorates the front door of their home, so when her kiddos arrive they have a little party waiting for them.  She said she uses streamers, balloons, and a sign…super easy and Ebby Lee would LOVE that!

#8 Special Bedtime Snack-One mama said her and her husband sneak in their kiddos’ rooms with a special bedtime snack and enjoy chatting before the first day of school.  So sweet!

#9 Fun Song-One mom said that every year she wakes her kiddos up with a special song.  She also mentioned that she can’t sing, so her kiddos seem to enjoy it even more!  🙂

Again, thank you SO much for sharing your ideas!!  I LOVED them all!  Can’t wait to start some of our own traditions for heading back to school!!

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  1. 8.19.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Yay!! I love these ideas!! XO

  2. 8.19.14
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Such fun ideas! Carter has requested pizza for breakfast on the first day of school! DONE! 😉

  3. 8.19.14
    Kimm said:

    Love these ideas! So fun! And as I am originally from nj we always started school after Labor Day,,,now living in nc we start next week and yikes I think it's too early! Not ready to send my kiddos back next week!! Enjoy the last few days of summer! Happy Tuesday

  4. 8.19.14
    Anonymous said:

    Great ideas!!!! 🙂

  5. 8.19.14
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    oooohh mine was #2, and we.do pjs too!!!
    I love our family motto for the year, i'm just having it made up this week!!

  6. 8.20.14
    audra wray said:

    We started school Monday and praying as a family before we left the house made my day! We will do it every year!!!

  7. 8.21.14
    Alexandra said:

    My pastor and his wife wake their little girl up for school each morning with a dance party to Happy.

  8. 8.21.14
    Unknown said:

    A few moms I babysit and nanny for all get together and walk around the building and playground, covering it in prayer before school starts. I know the teachers appreciate that too!!