Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of School

It’s hard to believe that summer break is over and schools are beginning to start back up.  My seven year old had her first day of second grade today.  It was so different from years prior.  She got up this morning, had her new outfit laid out ready to go, and she requested to help pack her own lunch last night to avoid delays.  She wanted to be on time and look her best and she succeeded.  As we pulled up to the school to wait in the car line for “drop off”, I noticed all of these beautifully groomed children getting out of the cars heading in to start day one of this new school year.  In contrast, every parent/driver seemed frazzled.  I wonder… How long will this “Stepford Child” situation last?  Have our children finally matured to the point that we won’t have the morning struggles like before?  Shaking off the skepticism that creeps up telling me… “just you wait a day or two” I decide that I’m going to embrace this new found excitement about school and hold onto it as long as I can!  After school I treated the kids to a scoop of Lovin’ Scoopful and didn’t even bring up chores.  By all reports it was a very good day.  I’m not sure what tomorrow will bring, but we would love for you to share some Lovin’ with your child (or children) after school, too. 

We’ll treat you to a 56 ounce container of Lovin’ Scoopful by way of a certificate that you can use at any grocery store that carries Lovin’ Scoopful.  To receive yours by mail simply go to and use promo code SCHOOL in the “notes” field.  To find out if there’s a store near you, visit  Enjoy your school year and share the Lovin’!  Promotional offer good thru September 2012 or while supplies last.
Suggestion:  While enjoying Lovin' Scoopful with your family, open up a dialog regarding helping others directly and indirectly.  Lovin' Scoopful was created to serve as an ongoing source of revenue for Special Olympics.  We give at least 25% of our profits (a MINIMUM of $50,000 per year) to Special Olympics on an ongoing basis.  When you buy Lovin' you know that money is going to that great cause.  We encourage families to talk about supporting a cause and volunteering time, which is why we created the Lovin' Awards which reward kids 8-18 that volunteer time to help others.  We all make a difference in the world and even our small choices can have a big impact.  You can find out more about the Lovin' Awards by going to
Have a wonderful school year!