Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Neighborhood Breakfast Bonanza

I was reading my Family Fun magazine a few weeks ago and read about an idea that I thought sounded fantastic. A neighborhood, from I can't remember where, held breakfast outside early in the morning the week before school started for the children. I decided it was something we should do. On my street there are only two families with school age children. Well three but one family is very reclusive. So I headed one street over to Shaw (where all the families are with kids) to find Moms who were interested. It wasn't hard. I got 5 Mom's together to split the three days before school starts. Who knows why we start on Thursday? But any way it was fantastic. The kids put fliers on everyones door letting them know when and where the free food would be available. Every morning this week we have headed over to Shaw to have breakfast at 7:00 with the other neighborhood children. The kids have loved it and have been very easy to roost from their beds. They have gotten a little bit used to waking up early, met some of their new classmates and bus buddies and had a really fun finally summer fling.

6 comments:

The Roberts' Report said...

I read this same thing in that mag, and thought it would be a great idea. Except I'm way too lazy to organize anything. But then again, my kids wake up at 7am every morning all summer, so 645am wasn't much of a stretch!! ;)

Sarah said...

You're so cute. I read about that too, but didn't do it. Maybe next year. We just finished with Aubrey's back to school party with 7 other 1st graders, and we made the 'what I did last summer' collages for their pencil boxes (at least Aubrey and one other girl did--the rest were too busy playing). Hurray for the first day of school!!

Nicole said...

Oh, what a cute idea.

Familia Bethers said...

This is what I miss about you! You are an creative organizer! Party Planner? I am not sure what the title would be .... except for FUN!

blaire said...

oh my gosh whatta totally cute idea. way to take charge and get the neighborhood together. i need to remeber that for when preston starts school.

Sallie Annie said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to try it next year when my little man becomes a kindergartner.