Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Backpack Fairy

I saw this CUTE idea in the Family Fun magazine today. A mom wrote in that they had a back to school tradition in their house that on the night before the 1st day of school, the backpack fairy comes and fills up the kids backpacks with supplies, cool pencils and pens, a book for the family to read together and a new 1st day of school shirt to wear (they obviously don't wear uniforms and she had boys who don't really care what you make them wear! Girls plan out their 1st day of school outfit for weeks!) I thought I'd share this cute idea. I love it! I'm totally gonna use it. Except that Lexi saw me buy all of her supplies and clothes. But I can find a cute headband and earrings and a watch for her to wear to school. I did buy some cute socks with horses on them that she didn't see. It's just another way to create enthusiasm about going back to school. Like she needs that. If I hear, "Mommy, is tomorrow kindergarten?" one more time...

We're off to Seaworld to spend a few hours! Last few days of freedom!!!! Oh and for the record, my acupunctured dog...MIRACULOUS healing is all I have to say. She's like a puppy again. I read yesterday about a vegetarian labrador retriever that lived to be 29! Candice is only 10. I think she still has a lot more veggies to eat!

6 comments:

Nickel Mom said...

That's a cute idea! I bet it would work for homeschooling Mom's too.(re-vamped a little) :O)

Your story about the snakes on my blog was CRAZY!!! You win the "Mother of the YEAR" award! I would NEVER have done that....screamed....Yes! At least my snake was OUTSIDE my pool area and I could just run inside! (which is what I did!) I'm calling YOU next time I need a snake pulled out of my yard!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That's cute. I need to get that magazine. Have fun at Sea World. BTW, are you coming to the games this season? I mean, is that a stupid question?

tales_from_the_crib said...

wow, there's a fairy for that? cool!
and gladdish to hear your doggie's feeling bettered.

circus of love said...

AWWW...so fun. And I figured you would find some way to individualize her uniform. I have tried encouraging Layton to get her ears pierced but she says she will never ever get them done. Man..I miss you. Crazy travel tales to come. Ha,ha1

Mel :-) said...

That's such a neat idea! Too bad my kiddos were with me when I bought all thier stuff, otherwise I would so do that!! Maybe next year! :-)

kristi said...

I think the backpack fairy idea is great