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First Day of School Traditions

Do You Have a First-Day-of-School Ritual?

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?

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RachLA RachLA 6 years
My mom took the afternoon off and greeted us after school with homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk. In college she continued the tradition by mailing me a box of cookies :)
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 6 years
My mom always took the day off and would take me and pick me up from school...we even did it my senior year when I was already driving. Just something simple.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
the girls get new outfits (rest of the year it's uniforms) and we take pictures. i like posting the traditions on here, i get fun ideas. a couple of years ago someone on pop posted that their mom decorated their bedroom on their birthday (when they were little) and now i do that too. my girls LOVE it! i put up balloons, a "happy birthday" banner with a theme they like and streamers. i've done it the last 2 years and it's something they really look forward to.
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