Usually I sit home and drink mimosas and bask in the solitude. I love being home alone and it rarely seems to happen.
Things were a little different this year because I spent the morning with my dad... but let me tell you about the earlier part of the day... and the traditions I began many years ago.
First Day of School Breakfast:
About 17 years ago I began the tradition of making mini-cinnamon rolls for my wonderful children for breakfast on this auspicious morn.
Then when Kati was in high school and had to be at school for marching band before 6:30 am I realized what a dumb tradition this was.
I did get up early and make the rolls... but that meant I was getting up at 5:30... again, dumb tradition. Be careful if you start a tradition that you are able to sustain it.
Last year with the Angsty Teen one year away from the early morning marching band practice time, I realized that I really didn't want to once again have to get up at 5:30 to get the mini-cinni rolls made.
Yet I didn't want to make the Angsty Teen feel like she wasn't important.
So last year when I asked what she wanted for her First Day of School Breakfast. I said, "I will do what you want. I could make you cinnamon rolls or we could stop and get a doughnut on the way to school at Casey's" (That little convenience store makes the best doughnuts in our town and we only get them a couple times a year.)
She was so enthralled with the idea of getting a doughnut... that I was off the hook! Yea!
Fast forward to this year. The evening before school started I sent her a text while she was riding the bus home from her out-of-town volleyball game.
I just went with what options were the easiest... especially as I was at the grocery store when I sent the message. I already had everything for the fruity spinach smoothies she had been having and I knew she wouldn't want cereal...
Except for the Back-to-School Present.... why do I start these traditions?
|Such a good job of wrapping it...|
|I really overspent on this one... but she was happy.|
Did you ever have any traditions like these? If you ever start traditions... keep 'em simple... you may be doing them for a long, long, long, long time... just sayin'.