First Day of School Pancake Kickoff

Just like that and school is back in session!!!  I know, I know…. we go back ridiculously early.  We do!  But, my kids know no different.  We get 10 weeks of summer and a couple extra week long breaks during the school year and we really do like the schedule.

While the night before was comprised of burgers, swimming and Black Widow rather than sweet story books about school and sprinkling of confetti around their bedrooms, we did kick off the morning in the same manner we have for the last eleven years – with a pancake breakfast.

The kids leave at different times so I set everything up last night and Honey made all of the pancakes in one fell swoop this morning. It’s one of three morning during the school year that he jumps out of bed. haha. (The other two are their birthdays.)

You will recognize much of the decor from past years. Most of it is from the dollar bin at Target.

Honey made our traditional grade level number pancakes for each of them, and the rest were silver dollar sized with all the toppings.

The middle school truly went out of their way to make the kids feel part of something, loved, encouraged and important last year despite the circumstances. I think a testament to that was seeing Whit more excited about starting 7th grade than I’ve ever seen him! I am so grateful for 3 great middle school years with John and 1 already under our belt for this one.

We did not have a remarkable high school experience and fretted for months over what to do. In the end, we left John at the same school to try again. It can only go up from freshman year, right?!

I’m praying over my boys, their teachers, their classmates and the schools today. To all of you heading back this week, I’m sending all of my best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!

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4 thoughts on “First Day of School Pancake Kickoff

  1. Hope the start of school was great for both boys and that they shared the highlights of the day with you! Thanks for sharing your inspirational “extras” to make fun days even better!!

  2. Wishing both John and Whit a great school year! Most Virginia school systems don’t go back until after Labor Day but the downside is they have shorter/less breaks during the school year and school doesn’t end until almost the middle of June. Not sure if mask mandates were a big topic of debate before your boys went back to school but our local school systems are really fighting over mask mandates and are having some heated debates with parents and teachers.

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