Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Schuletüte

The time has finally come, the saddest time of the year.  Back to schoolHowever for one member of my family, M, it's the best day of the year.  She starts first grade tomorrow!  I don't know if there is a kid happier to start school.  I'm starting the year off with a little brown nosing.  What teacher wouldn't love this from a cute brown-eyed girl on the first day of school?!

I think M's going to be really excited when we give her a Schuletüte tomorrow.  A Schuletüte is a German tradition for first graders and is a cone that contains candy, toys, and school supplies.  My friend Ann shared pictures of this tradition when her daughter was in first grade, and I immediately loved the idea.  Photos of kids in Germany shows that the cones are almost as tall as the kid receiving it.  We saw these for sale in many of the shops in Germany, but attempting to carry on a pointy cardboard cone probably would not go over so well with the flight attendants.  Luckily I have a basket with a leather loop to hook it on her door.  It will be a great surprise for her in the morning.

Off for a good night's sleep, it's a school night after all.

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