Today we began our First Day of Homeschool for the 12th time. Each year we have a special celebration of sorts that has become something that the entire family looks forward to.
In addition to shopping for new school supplies, which I admit doesn’t thrill them like it used to, and purchasing a new outfit for the occasion, our favorite First Day of School Tradition is to go out for breakfast. Though it means waking up earlier than they are accustomed to, my kids have never dared to complain.
The restaurant may vary, but the routine is the same. We wake early and meet my husband at a local restaurant that the kids choose before he starts work. …well, usually they choose. This year they wanted to check out Ihop, because we’ve never eaten there. However, I had a coupon for Denny’s so my money saving mission trumped their request. Of course I didn’t hear any opposition. They left with full bellies and I managed to feed a family of five for only $14.02. Not bad.
How about you, do you have a special 1st Day of School Tradition at your home?