It may be hard bidding camp adieu or putting all of that pool paraphernalia away, but like all good things — Summer must come to an end. In anticipation for the big first day back to school, mother may buy her child a new outfit, polish an apple for the teacher, or bake a celebratory cake for the inaugural day.
At my house, every last night of Summer ended with my sister and I laying out our outfits for the first day of school on our beds. Every detail was tended to so all we had to do was wake up, shower, and get dressed. Before we got in the car, my mother took a picture of us marking the start of each school year. I hope to keep the tradition going for my own wee ones. Do you have any first day of school rituals?