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How Do You Make Back to School Special?

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Lunch Bag Best

Summer is drawing to a close and parents are descending on the bins of pencils, crayons, paper, and index cards at the stores to fill up the kids’ backpacks and send them off into another school year. I’m always sad to see summer draw to a close, but the anticipation of a new year’s adventures quickly replaces any reluctance on my part.

Speaking of new years, September 1 might as well be New Years Day for the kids. It’s much more monumental in their worlds than January 1 for sure. As I read in the blogosphere and talk to friends, I find that everyone has a unique way to usher in a new school year: some have a back-to-school fashion show in the living room, some have special dinners, some shop for new clothes, and some find other creative ways to celebrate.

My question for you is this: How do you make back-to-school special at your house?

I can’t wait to hear!

P.S. That photo? It’s my idea of a fabulous back-to-school lunch!

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4 Responses

  1. Stefanie
    Stefanie / 8-27-2010 / ·

    One way to make the first day of school special is ice cream! I remember growing up, my mom used to always take me for ice cream after the first day of school to talk about the day and everything new. Another fun thing to do is hide special notes in a child’s lunch for them to read as a surprise during the school day.

  2. karen
    karen / 8-27-2010 / ·

    I just completed reading all your old post since I have only been on this blog for two months. WHAT a WEALTH of information. Thank you for all the hints, treats and recipes that you have given us this year. I am making the holiday muffins tomorrow just to celebrate that we made it thru to Saturday. Sometimes work and family keeps us so busy that Saturday is a holiday just because we made it.

    Thank you – by the way, I first discovered your sight because of the chocolate pillow cookies. Life will never be the same for me after those.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous / 8-27-2010 / ·

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  4. Kristina
    Kristina / 9-8-2010 / ·

    When is the promo code good through?

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