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!
My friends at Bad Mommy Moments and Momalom have come up with a post idea that just tickles and stirs my soul.
Recognizing the !!! in our lives.
They call it “Intentional Happiness.” I call it brilliant!
The kids are home for the summer. I love my kids. I adore them. But underfoot 24/7? Driving me batty. Thank goodness for soccer camp. Three hours of !!!
I love to cook. I’m not a trained professional. Because my mother hated to cook, I’m self-taught. And because I’m cheap frugal, I don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer or Cuisinart Food Processor. Sure, they’re on my wish list but who knows when I’ll break down and buy them. And my husband knows this. He knows I hesitate to buy myself anything or splurge on something frivolous.He saw me eyeing this…
…at Williams Sonoma. A salt-cellar. Whenever I use it, I feel like a chef. It feels decadent and fun. And I remember his sweet gesture.
Some call it a bribe. I call it dessert.
But never before dinner.
And dinner with Indiana Jones? The perfect !!!
(Don’t forget about our commencement speech challenge on Friday. To learn more click here! And I discovered the prize on subWow’s blog Absence of Alternatives. Cool shirt and a great cause! See you Friday!)