A couple of years back, my sister Robyn told me about how her school district in Boise/Nampa area did a traditional Yahoo/Boo-Hoo Breakfast. This was for all kindergartens and their parents. The title represented the 2 most common emotions that the parents may feel on that first day of kindergarten.
I have to say that I am traditionally a Yahoo! mom. School gives so much to look forward to. Your family starts a schedule/routine. This makes life predictable and children much happier. Everyone works harder to do chores, complete their homework, and practice piano. Yes, there is much to celebrate!
This year, however, I was conflicted. I couldn't wait to send them to school where they would learn and grow independently of mom and dad. But, it also meant that I would miss my baby's first day of kindergarten while traveling. Add to that my niece's baptism and Dawson's birthday ... there was a lot of missing that would take place. And there are no do-overs in life... and I just did NOT want to miss it all.
SO, I thought to myself, what if I put together a "Yahoo/Boo-Hoo Breakfast" for neighbors and friends? I set in motion to secure a location (Geraldine's), typed an event on Facebook and tada! Event planned.
I was only expecting about 2-3 people, so I was pleasantly surprised to see so many friends and neighbors join me for a cinnamon roll that morning. And truth be told, I did feel both emotions that day!
In all the hast of that morning and the anxiety of leaving, I did forget one thing. My camera!!! But, I may be able to make amends, as I plan to carry out this tradition once again. Next year, I hope you will join me friends and neighbors for breakfast AND a few pictures. ;) Thank you for making this day memorable!!!