Every family has their first day of school traditions. Some have a special meal, a picture taken on the front steps, a trip to the mall to shop for new clothes . . . My family has their first day of school tradition, too. Back to school at the McGuire’s home means that the First Day of School Fairy will be making her annual visit.
It’s been happening since my oldest went off to his first day of Pre-K. That was 7 years ago! Since then, little brothers have grown up and been given their own fairies, too. As if the first day of school was exciting enough. Who wouldn’t love waking up to new school supplies?
Well, these little ladies made sure that my boys had everything they needed so ‘mom wouldn’t have to worry about it.’
They were so little when this tradition started and waking up to a new school year and the fairies just seemed to get everyone off on the right foot for school. (Even if they couldn’t get their hair combed for the big day!)
Each year, despite (or maybe because of) all the craziness that their teacher-mother puts herself through to get ready for her classroom, this special group of fairies has provided all the things that a boy could possibly need for his first day of school plus a little note of encouragement.
Back to school seems to get busier and busier every year as they get older. Lord knows, their mother has been too crazy painting walls, organizing classroom libraries and putting up bulletin boards to remember to purchase folders, crayons, erasers and socks. So the first day of school fairy lends me a little a hand and does it for me.
Is it crazy? Yep! Is it a little over the top? Probably!
But isn’t that what traditions and being little is all about? You bet!
Who knows, these sweet little fairies may just follow my boys off to college some day. Or even end up visiting their little ones when they have their own families. Traditions!
If you’d like to start a tradition of First Day of School Fairies in your home, I have a little fairy freebie for you to use to write your own fairy notes. It’s completely editable and FREE. Just click on the picture below to download yours.
I hope you have as much fun with your fairy tradition as my family has over the years.