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« There's a big difference between a table and a desk | Main | Some Pros and Cons and...I haven't told you about the Frigidaire affinity dryer! »
Tuesday
Sep012009

Back to school wisdom comes from the bottom of a mimosa

It's a tradition in my neighborhood to have a mimosa brunch the first day of school. For many this is just what they need after the somewhat anticlimactic drop off or bus pick-up when they are left saying, "Now what?". We have the answer, and it's in a little plastic cup with orange juice and champagne.

Pitchers of Mimosas

This is a casual event where if you have something, bring it, if you don't, don't worry about it. I offered to host with the disclaimer that if I do, I have the right to blog about it.

We ate:

Muffins, bagels, brownies, oh my!

I showed off my Frigidaire affinity washer and dryer from Mom Central:

Laundry in half the time making more Me Time!

Click here for more on my experience being a Frigidaire Test Drive Mom.

And we oven-tested these really cool biodegradable, compostable plates from Verterra:

Use instead of paper plates and toss them in the compost bin!Click here for my complete review of Verterra plates and how they fared in the oven and microwave!

But more than that, I learned why this back-to-school brunch has and will remain a tradition for my neighborhood.

It's a place to get a hug when you've teared up watching your 'baby' enter the big world of kindergarten. It's a party to celebrate surviving 3 months of the kids home with us for summer. And it's a chance to pick up snippets of wisdom in between sips.

Some words of wisdom I overheard are,

"The sassy teenage years are there because it's God's way of preparing us for when they leave. By then, we're happy to see them go!"

And,

"Sometimes kids thrive in a room with a teacher who has a much different approach to things than the parents."

Thank you to everyone who came, and help keep the tradition going. For the full-time working parents we'll have to pull together something too.

What back-to-school traditions do you and your friends or neighbors have?

Janine

Reader Comments (3)

looks like fun! my girlfriend and i do bfst on the first day...but hers are all gone now! I'm the only one left with a first day...wonder if she'll get up for me ;)

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShort Pump

Ok. This post might be a bit old but I just want to share for the outside the home working parents.

I hosted ice cream social after school for the kids on the first day of school. It was a fun day and a celebration for their first day.

I like the mimosa idea. :)

BTW, just follow you via your twitter to your blog. :)

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy @ The Q Family

What an awesome idea!!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMyLifeAsItIs

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