Chocolate chip pancakes are my family’s celebration food. We don’t have them all the time but whenever there is a special event, a birthday, or a holiday I like to make chocolate chip pancakes for my kids. A few years ago I started making chocolate chip pancakes for them for breakfast on the first day of school but I found that it made our morning a little bit too rushed so instead of having them on the first day of school I have them for supper the night before.
Our typical last day of summer looks like this:
- Morning school routine
- Pack a picnic lunch and head out for a family activity
- Supper: Chocolate chip pancakes, Bacon, Mandarin oranges and pineapples
- Take a walk together
- Read a story
- Bedtime routine
- Snack: Chocolate banana shakes
- Normal school night bedtime
I’ve found that by taking a bit of time to get ready for the first day of school it not only helps my kids ease back into the school year routine but it also helps me as well.