Our annual end-of-summer, back-to-school routine has become more than just a to-do list. It’s become a Clark girl tradition. Each year my girls and I plot, plan, and anticipate enjoying these little glimmers of girl time as we bid summer farewell and anticipate the new school year. I have found that by treating these things with excitement rather than dread, our experiences are elevated. Making family tasks like these fun and exciting isn’t always easy, but I have found it’s almost always in the way you present it. Making an afternoon of shoe shopping, for example, keeps me and my daughter relaxed and resilient when bumps in the road arise. And let’s face it, when you’ve got a daughter who hates wearing shoes and who has an extra narrow heel, they always do. So, yes, shoe shopping is on our annual traditions list. Among a number of others. See for yourself!
Some of our list might resemble yours. But, perhaps there’s a few “must-do” traditions on your list that you look forward to each year. Keeping in mind that the days can be long but the years are so very short, can help us to really enjoy this time of year with our children. Here’s to savoring our last summer moments together!
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