I’m not sure if it is the teacher in me, mom of young kids in me or the kid at heart in me….but I love the freshness “Back to School” brings. Freshly sharpened pencils and crisp folders are telltale signs of that school bell about to ring. New school duds are another signpost of the coveted first day. Ever since my first “1st Day of School,” my mom did and still continues to buy a special first day outfit for me. I’m glad it has been a tradition I’ll never be too old for. I can get by with it, simply because I still will encounter a “1st Day of School” as a teacher now and for years to come.
With all of this “new and fresh” talk, you mind find yourself questioning my motive, as a typical “old junk” fanatic. I’m excited to share a peek into my own home with my annual “Back to School” decorating, showcased in our dining room. A few autumn staples, such as Indian corn and pumpkins made their debut, along with the vintage school decor. You’ll also notice photos nestled into the vintage motif. These snapshots showcase our family’s own first “1st Day of School” photos, often prompting great suppertime conversation. My husband’s scared little face, with his yarn-adorned bus tag gets me every time. I still cannot look at Ethan’s first day photo without welling up.
It is my hope this post inspires you to relive your first day of school memories or begin new traditions of your own. Even if the roller skates on the table seem a bit too daring to try, I still would encourage you to dig out your first day photos from the years gone by (for a chuckle, at least).
In the words of Billy Madison:
I’ve Got My Lunch Packed Up,
My Boots Tied Tight,
I Hope I Don’t Get In A Fight
Back To School
What “Back to School” traditions or decorating do you do? Comment below.