Do you have any back to school traditions?
My mom used to take each of us to go shopping and eat lunch before school started every year. There were five of us, so having one-on-one time with my mom was pretty rare. This is such a fond memory for me.
I decided to continue the tradition with Big Brother!
We started off our day with donuts and Sonic. We then went shopping for school supplies at Walmart and then took a trip to Barnes & Noble. I had planned to buy a “school” book, but Big Brother really wanted this Star Wars Phonics set. I am normally not a fan of “character books” (as I explain in my eBook), but an occasional exception is warranted. I am so glad I conceded…I have never seen Big Brother so excited to read! He has already read all the books in the set and was so excited to read them aloud as we listened to him as a family. A surge of excitement about reading is definitely worth me throwing out one of my book-buying “rules” (this time, anyway).
After our Barnes & Noble visit, we went to the eating establishment of his choice. It was an unseasonably beautiful August day, so we ate on the patio and “talked”. Afterwards, we picked up Little Brother and headed home. It was wonderful to have some one-on-one time with my big boy. I need to make it a priority to do that more often!
What is your favorite back-to-school tradition?