08 August 2011

Back to School Fairy!

This is a whole new concept for me, I saw it first on another blog and fell in love with the idea!  Since I first saw it HERE I decided she probably wasn't the only one doing this super thing! So I looked around and found HERE they have certificates, balloons, pencils and all kinds of stuff! And HERE they also make a survival kit that is just too perfect! It contains

Toothpick: To remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubber band: To remind you to be flexible. Things might now always go the
way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-aid: To remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s.
Eraser: To remind you everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn by our errors.
Candy Kisses: To remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.
Mint: To remind you that you are worth a mint to your family.
Bubble Gum: To remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil: To remind you to list your blessings every day.

Love it!
And then I found another similar list
From what I can tell it seems like the Back to School Fairy comes to visit once, the nigh before school starts, and for many leaves some special stuff in kids backpacks. I am doing things a little different, I don't want to wait until the night before to get them excited! So we are doing it like this :

Instead of 1 day, I think the Back to School Fairy will come every night for a week or so (depending on what I find)  I think it's a good idea for kids to hear expectations from a fun source, other than their parents. So the fairy will be leaving little reminders everyday when she leaves the goods. Hanging up backpacks has always been a struggle for our oldest, as well as cleaning out his lunchbox, those will for sure be some reminders for him. Nothing like finding a nasty lunchbox Monday morning, eww!
For our daughter, she is starting Preschool this year, and has developed the habit of tattling.. I hope the little note from the fairy will remind her not to tattle! Which she is doing as I type this lol.. her brother looked at her coloring page, OH the drama of a 4 year old!

Our fairy is on a budget for the most part! Lots of things the kids need anyway, and stuff I picked up on clearance or $1. Girl stuff seems like it is way easier to find though. I did splurge and order a shirt for each of them for the first day of school, ones they asked for but weren't really a good deal. So far they will be getting a toothbrush, chap stick/lip gloss, a Lego mini figure ( those are a BIG deal around here!) Some pencils, eraser, cutesy treat and a shirt.  Maybe I hair bow for the girl and a new stack of flashcards (he loves the ones with different info, like the state ones) and then the shirts.   

We also have a little one who will not be going to school, now I don't know what could possibly be better than some alone time with me and the option of playing with ALL of big brother and sisters toys while they are gone, but if I find a good deal he might get a DVD, which is pretty special around here since we don't watch a lot of T.V.
or maybe a new kids music cd, he loves to dance and wiggle!


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