“Chalkboard” Placemat

picture003Here’s the slacker mom version of a cute first day of school breakfast table. I made a simple chalkboard placemat by taping black craft foam to the kid’s table in the kitchen. If I’d planned ahead, I could have made a frame from a dollar store frame, but this was totally last minute. The craft foam is actually reusable, so we’ll probably leave them there for awhile and bring in some more chalk. Also on the table are the Sesame Street schoolbus, with animals lined up to get on, and a few shiny new supplies. New backpacks are hanging from the kid’s chairs.  All this to say, even a miniscule effort goes a long way in making your kids feel loved and appreciated; don’t wait for perfect to do something. Hope everyone has a great first day of school!

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