My daughter started her second year of preschool yesterday and I wanted to share something I’ve been doing to make the back to school season feel a little more special.
Last year I started a new tradition where we buy and arrange fresh flowers the night before the first day of school as a symbol of fresh starts, new beginnings, and all of the growth that will happen in the coming year!
I include my daughter in the process by having her come to the store to pick out the flowers, and then we listen to fun music while we make flower arrangements together and set them up all over the house.
Right now, I’m way more into this than she is at 4 years old, but I’m hoping that I remember to keep the tradition going year after year, and eventually she’ll look back on it as something that her crazy mom did to make her feel loved and celebrated!
Transitions are so important and crating simple rituals around them helps us all feel so much more grounded and at ease during seasons of change.
Do you have any special back to school traditions or routines? I’d love to hear about them!
And if you don’t, maybe you can take some time this weekend to start one! It doesn’t have to be complicated. Just think of something that you can enjoy with your children year after year to mark the beginning of the school year. Maybe it’s a special breakfast that you make, a lazy Saturday morning in bed, or a local carnival or event that you go to. Maybe it’s a special book that you read or a special song that you sing. Maybe you start having movie nights every Friday or bake cookies every Monday. What would feel sweet and special to you and your family?
Have a beautiful weekend, friend!