When my daughter first started school, 14 years ago, we started a tradition of dinner out at the restaurant of her choice on the first day of school. It was a tradition born of necessity. I was teaching at the time, a single mom, and was completely overwhelmed and frazzled on that first day of school. She had no idea she was saving me from having to tackle dinner.
She thought it was all about her.
Which it was.
And continued to be.
We’ve done that every year as our little back-to-school tradition. Not very original, though. Especially when I read a Facebook friend’s little shout out: “Just finished our end-of-summer-back-to-school tradition of ice cream for dinner! Yum! Yum!”
So cute. A little too sugary for my tastes. (Ba-dum-bum! Chhhh!)
But original. And a lot more exciting than our boring ol’ go-out-for-dinner-on-the-first-day-of-school.
There must be other traditions out there that I hadn’t heard of.
Shout them out in the comments section below.
I’m looking for new material!