We always take pictures on the first day of school: a shot by the van and then another shot of my kids headed away from me, towards their school or classroom.
A photo tradition I’d love to add is to get an adult XL t-shirt that has “class of (their graduation years)” printed on it and take a pic of my boys wearing their shirt every year until their senior year of high school, to watch them grow. If only I had the crafting ability to actually make those shirts…
But a simple tradition that I can add is to include a back to school video tradition, to capture not just what my boys looked like at the start of a school year, but what they sounded like and thought about at that point in time. I want to be more intentional about taking video of my boys.
At the end of summer each year(not on a designated day so that I won’t ever feel like I missed the opportunity to do this every year), I’ll ask my boys a few simple questions that will still be relevant even when they are in middle school or high school. I think it will be fun to be able to look back across the years to see how they change.
And I’m inviting you to join in! Starting Monday, August 19th, you can link up here or with my co-host Ashley of My Front Porch Swing. Link up will be open for two weeks.
Share a back to school video of your kids! You can use some of the questions suggested below or show off your own video tradition.
I’m keeping it simple and will be asking my boys these questions:
- How old are you?
- What grade are you going into?
- What are you looking forward to about this school year?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
I figure keeping it short and simple will keep my boys cooperating with being videoed: from when they are young and have short attention spans to when they are high schoolers who are rolling their eyes at their mama and will only humor me for a minute or two.
Other ideas for questions to include:
- What school are you going to this year?
- Who is(are) your teacher(s)?
- Who is your best friend?
- What is your favorite subject?
- What do you want to learn this year?
- What do you hope is different from last year?
- What was your favorite memory from this past summer?
If you have suggestions for other questions that could be asked, please share them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list! Thanks, ya’ll!
I hope you’ll come back and link up your videos!