Do you do anything to make their first day back special?
No, never thought about doing something. Maybe I will have some brownies waiting for my 7yr old when he comes home.
We have quite a few traditions, I guess. I make a special treat for his lunch on the first day, and when I'm making the bread for the sandwiches, I make a loaf of rainbow bread. We also go out after school with my niece (ds and niece go to the same school) to get a treat (a cupcake from our favorite shop). This year, we're surprising Ds with tickets to go see the new Percy Jackson movie, and dinner at his favorite restaurant.
I write her a special note for her lunchbox and usually put a treat in as well.
I make a gift basket with supplies from Target/Staples for the teacher.
I take pictures of my daughter and leave a love note in her lunchbox with a pic of us!
We take pictures and maybe a special snack after school.
We always do something to celebrate the first and last days. It might be a gift, or money towards something they can purchase on their own. It might be all of us going out to a movie or something like that.
Quoting URHonor:I take pictures of my daughter and leave a love note in her lunchbox with a pic of us!
That's a great idea! I'll have to do that for ds as well.
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