If you’ve been shopping lately, I’m sure you’ve noticed all of the Back-to-School supplies in Target and Walmart and you have likely heard talk about the upcoming school year. Maybe your Facebook is already overloaded with school information, motivation for teachers and children, and advice for parents.
I have certainly seen it and it got me thinking….why not celebrate NOT going back to school?
This year, my daughter and I will be doing just that and we’re already making plans. While our plans aren’t final, I’m thinking a visit to a local bakery for fancy cupcakes is in order and I’m going to keep this a surprise! Have I mentioned how much my daughter & I love cupcakes? Okay, she loves the icing and leaves the cake, but whatever… ha!
Other than that, we’ve been planning and while I’m not going to spill the beans here yet, I wanted to share how important I think it is for our children and for us to have a special day as well. We work hard. If you’re like us, learning is so much a part of every day life that it doesn’t even like something to celebrate, but it really IS something special and awesome and downright fun!
Why not have a special day or even a whole week to celebrate the fact that your children don’t have to get up early and head off to a government institution?
I mean, how lucky are we?!
Ways to Celebrate
Your celebration could be simple and sweet (cupcakes, anyone?) or you could celebrate in a big way. It’s up to you and your family’s budget.
Here are a few ideas:
- Visit your local park for a picnic and a play date
- Visit your local pool while they’re free of crowds and you’ll have room to swim
- Go to a museum
- Take a hike in the woods
- Go to the beach -they’ll be more spacious
- Take a road trip and be sure to let your kids take photos
- Have a movie day at home
- Enjoy a pajama day
- Visit your favorite restaurant for lunch
- Have a go-to-work with mom or dad day
- Sleep in
- Visit grandma
- Have a day at the spa
- Go to the zoo
- Visit an amusement park or water park
- Go to a movie
- Go on a family vacation
- Throw a party with your homeschooling friends
Let your children help plan your celebration and make it a BIG DEAL, even if you just have cupcakes.
Not going back to school is an amazing gift we get to give our children and ourselves, because we get an extra 900-1080 hours with them this year. Let’s celebrate it unabashedly and have a blast!