Thursday, March 21, 2013

Doughnuts with Mom



I love my son's school, they always have happy little events going on and tons of participation from the parents too.  It's a small school, but trying to find a parking spot within comfortable walking distance can be quite the challenge if you're not significantly early for an event (not that we would know about such things, mind you ;) ).

This morning was "Doughnuts with Mom Day" (they had "Doughnuts with Dad Day" last week but dad couldn't go, he has to be to work too early).

It's basically just a morning of donuts and juice (coffee for the parents) and reading.  And it's fun.  The kids get excited about it, and the parents always like a chance to participate.

I wish they did these kinds of things in the middle and high schools too, but I guess such things lose their luster of cool when the kids get older.

In any case, it was a nice way to start the morning.  My son went a little overboard, bringing six books along, but that's okay, I like that he likes to read. ;)



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  1. Liking to read is just fine. Never did such things at my schools, and yeah its not cool to be seen with your parents at the older schools haha

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    1. Someone needs to invent something that WOULD make it cool... just saying. ;)

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  2. I LOVED to read. I would beg my parents to take me to the library even in kindergarten. :) That's so fun!

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    1. I was a library kid too. Still am if I have time.

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  3. Reading is GOOD!! Donuts with Mom is good too. What a cute thing for the school to do.

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    1. I thought that was a cute idea too. :)

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  4. Awww...I remember these days too well. Sorta miss them too. Life was easier then. Sigh...enjoy these moments while you can.

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    1. I do, Sonya! I know just how fast they go. ;)

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  5. I remember those days too - now I get to go with my grandson. I know your son is thrilled and proud to have you there. sandie

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    1. That's the best part, they're excited for you to go at that age. ;)

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  6. I remember those days too!
    Coming from Dysfunction Junction!

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I love that hop. :)

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  7. I love when they do stuff like that in schools. Not only does it give the kids something to look forward to, it's so much fun for the parents.

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    1. Your dance party that you posted about today looked fun too. :)

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  8. Ugh, I just left Sincerely Paula's blog. She has a post up about donuts today too, but they aren't delicious looking donuts. My belly is still rolling and I come here and read about your donuts lol. I bet yours were a lot better though ;)

    I wish it was cool to still do things with your parents in middle and high school. My husband is actually going on my daughter's Washington trip with her in 2 weeks and she is really excited he is coming along. I think if the opportunity was put out there, more parents would show up to these kind of events and I bet the students wouldn't be as upset about them coming as you would think.

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    1. Agreed agreed agreed (on the last part). Maybe we should start a middle/high school movement. ;)

      I'm going to Paula's now to see her doughnuts. :)

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  9. How fun! I get to have lunch with my 5 yr. old grandson later this month! I'm looking forward to it and he's always telling me all the things we're going to do at his school on this day....in one half hour!!

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    1. Take your energy vitamins, he probably means it. :)

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  10. How fun!
    I love when they do things like this..
    They had Doughnuts with Dad day at the beginning of the school year for Broxtons class ;)

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    1. I do too, but it always makes me want to try and write a grant for extra parking space. ;)

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  11. love this and can't wait to do these kinds of things with chicken nugget! thanks for the visit today!

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  12. Coffee & Donuts... that's my kind of start to any day! Thanks for stopping by Frugal Plus via Sincerely Paula's weekend blog party, I'm your newest Follower :)

    ~ Jill

    http://www.frugalplus.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping back, and for the follow. I'm following you on Linky. :)

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  13. He even set his donut aside to look at books?! You have a great kid!

    Thanks for visiting.
    It's nice to see your cheerful blog.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Aww, thanks, he is a pretty great kid. :)

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  14. My son's preschool did this. I think the teacher read a story to the kids. It's very cute. I wish my youngest son loved to read that much! That's a great thing! :)

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    1. We were sitting next to the librarian and her son who is in my son's class, and her son was whipping through the books like a speedster, I was impressed! I'm going to swing by and tell her so after school today. ;)

      My son likes to read a lot, but I still do a lot of the reading.

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  15. I love to enjoy that school which takes into account the participation of all.

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  16. Six books! Cute! Hope he keeps up the reading! I read to my daughter so much when she was little. Now that she's nine and reading is a daily homework task it's made it much easier. We will read together sometimes. I read my book, she read hers. It's a really great "bonding" time for us. - And we are relaxing at the same time.

    Growing up with my mom being a reader I believe has really helped my love of reading.

    Following on Bloglovin'!!

    Great post!

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    1. My mom was a big reader too when I was growing up. In fact, a lot of the adults in the family were and I bet it did make a difference.

      I tried to follow you back but your profile is set to private. Thanks for the visit!

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  17. My kids love to read books too, which I am very happy about (I am a huge book lover myself). Reading with them is a nice bonding moment:) Coffee and reading time together sounds like great way to start the day!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Sara
    http://myfinnishdelights.blogspot.se

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  18. First of all - you had me at donuts :)

    Secondly, I think it's so awesome that the school does this!

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    1. I skipped the donuts today (too early) but they did look good. :)

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  19. We did stuff like this at my son's school in kindergarten, too. We had muffins for moms and (cookie) decorating with dads. He goes to a K-12 school, and the kindergartners were able to help one of the high school classes make the muffins and cookies. For the muffins with moms party, we ate muffins and then did an art project together. For the dad party, they drank milk and decorated Christmas cookies. :)

    The only thing like that we've done in first grade is reading in the gym together, which is a K-6 thing during reading month.

    We lucked out and my husband was working on off shift during decorating with dads, and reading month last year, so he was able to go to both things.

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    1. Hurrah that your husband got to go. My husband misses out on so many things because work starts early and ends late. I like the muffin and cookie decorating ideas!

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  20. That does look fun! We have the same thing. The only thing that is different is that we're supposed to bring games, instead of read. I kind of like the reading better. Often times we don't have time to get through a whole game.

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    1. We didn't have time to get through all the books. ;)

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  21. what a wonderful and sweet way to begin your day...i love the his school involves the parents! i'm hearing more and more about schools doing daddy/daughter/son and mommy and me days. i think it's awesome and such a great way to bring everyone closer!
    i love that your son brought so many books with him. :)
    have a great day! xoxo
    maria

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    1. Thanks, Maria. It was a fun way to start the day. :)

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  22. What a fun idea! And, yes, the big kids would never want an event like that. I just finished looking at your birthday post of your daughter and that was really great!

    Thanks for linking and leaving a comment on Amanda's Books and More!

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  23. We had something similar last month too but for any parent who wanted to come. My 6-year old really enjoyed it!

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    1. I think it would be nice to have 'parents day' too, but they do a lot of fairs, carnivals, and such throughout the year where everyone comes. It was nice to have a little date morning w/my main man (5-yr old main man that is ;) ).

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  24. Oh I just love this idea!!
    It is so nice to spend time with the little ones at school. Before school is a lovely idea, especially with the reading. I am going to suggest it to my school.

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    1. Hurrah, I'm happy to hear it. :)

      Just an FYI when you're talking to them...our school cut the doughnuts in half and that worked out great (full donuts are too big for a lot of the little ones). ;)

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  25. Oh it is fun when they're little I hate that I never do anything with the boys.

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    1. It's harder when they get older, isn't it? Doable, but much harder. Everything's easy when they're little. :)

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  26. Awww that's sweet. My sons school doesn't do that. :-( I think I may drop in one day next week with some donuts. I'll make sure to do it close to dismissal though ;-)

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    1. The teacher will thank you. ;)

      I used to take donuts and coffee to my second oldest's job when he was changing oil. Those boys loved when I visited, cuz you just never get too old for donuts. :)

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  27. I encourage our grandchildren to read. Its a fight with the teenager giggle. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  28. What fun! My granddaughter had those themed days the week before last at her school. I went to the one earlier this year but I was out of town on the last one. She took her daddy to the dad one, mommy to the mom one. She got several new books out of it too!

    I was the class mom for both of my daughters when they were in kindergarten through 3rd grades. After that the kids didn't really need a class mom so much so I would fill-in for the kindergarten class when they needed another adult. None of the kids were mine but the teacher and I go so use to seeing each other through both my kids that she would always ask if I could help...it was so much fun for me :-)

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    1. No class moms where we're at (there's always the teacher and her reading coach in there full-time), but I volunteer and help out. Lots of the parents do. It's nice. When we lived in another state, getting volunteers was like pulling teeth.

      It's nice that you got to do class mom for both of your girls! I bet they loved having you too. :)

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  29. Oh how fun! My kids are all married now so I miss that...Christine

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    1. We have three who are too old for such things, I feel lucky to have one little one left. :)

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  30. Wow...I wish my school had done this type of stuff. And I hope that when my son is in school, his does this too. I really want him to be a reader like I was when I was little.

    Thanks for visiting my blog (on the hop).

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  31. This sounds like a lot of fun for the kids and parents alike. Coffee and donuts? What adult wouldn't love that haha.

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    1. They had juice and milk too for the younger crowd. ;) :)

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  32. What a cute idea! My son's school won't allow them to have sugar anymore. All snacks have to prepackaged and no more than 200 calories. So I always have to send pretzels since that is the only thing that follows all the rules :) I love donuts though and if my son's school had this idea I would definitely go!!

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    1. When we were in Florida the kids couldn't have anything that wasn't prepackaged and individually wrapped. It's nice to have that restriction lifted, even though I understood the former's concerns. :)

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  33. This is so precious! I love that they do this for the families.
    I agree they should come up with something like that for the older grades too. Maybe a golf day on the playground :)

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    1. Ohh, the kids would love golf, that's a really good one. Plastic balls, of course. ;)

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  34. Oh I love this idea! Sounds like fun

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