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Do you give your DCs any special treatment when they go back to school? Tell Mini Milk and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher NOW CLOSED
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AngelieMumsnet · 07/09/2015 10:32

As schools re-open and your DCs go back to school, the team at Mini Milk would love to know what special treatment your DCs get to help them ease back in to school.

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So, do your DCs get any special treats or treatment when they go back to school? Maybe they get a special after school treat for the first week or two after going back to school? Perhaps you try to make the morning routine into a fun game? Or maybe you like to buy them a brand new pencil case?


Whatever special treats or treatment your DCs get when going back to school, Mini Milk would love to hear about it.

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CMOTDibbler · 07/09/2015 10:35

New pencil case, and their choice of dinner on the first day back Smile.

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ShatnersBassoon · 07/09/2015 10:38

Same as CMOTDibbler! Nothing big, but a small gesture to make that first day back less miserable Smile

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thanksamillion · 07/09/2015 11:03

We went out for lunch on the last day of the holidays. They also got new pencil cases but nothing else.

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PurpleSkyatthewateringhole · 07/09/2015 11:07

I've promised dinner in their favourite fish&chip restaurant every Friday if they have a good week and try in school. If they don't have after school activities I offer to take them to the park after school anyway which they love as often their friends are there.

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InAndOfMyself · 07/09/2015 13:05

Just big smiles, big cuddles, and lots of photos! Much talking about how much fun it is as school when he gets home.

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CopperPan · 07/09/2015 13:10

We went out for a milkshake at their favourite cafe on the first day back after school, and a meal out on the Friday.

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Notthecarwashagain · 07/09/2015 14:12

DS (8) started a new school this term, so I promised him a few snacks and a film of his choice from Sky box office when he got home.
(Then did the same for DD after her college induction!)

I used to put a little note in their pack lunch boxes on their first day, but stopped after year 3, just in case I embarrass them!

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Notthecarwashagain · 07/09/2015 14:14

*packed lunch (?) They both look wrong typed Hmm

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asuwere · 07/09/2015 16:49

My DC got new pencil cases and lunch boxes but not as a treat, just because they were reduced. I think I must be a mean mum as it never even occurred to me to get treats for going back to school.

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whatsinthename · 07/09/2015 16:52

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ouryve · 07/09/2015 16:52

I must be really mean because I don't treat mine to anything.

I did treat myself to a long, uninterrupted soak in the bath once I got DS2 to school, this morning. Bliss! And once DS1 is back at school later this week, I'm treating myself to a much needed haircut.

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BitOutOfPractice · 07/09/2015 16:57

I don't usually have the kids on a Monday (me and their dad are separated) but I've begged to have them tonight so I can indulge them a bit before they go back to school tomorrow. Me and DD2 are having a pamper evening tonight and I am cooking their favourite tea tonight.

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redheadandgoingtobed · 07/09/2015 16:58

Another member of the no treats brigade here, for them. However, tempting back to school, end of summer treats for me...
The list is endless!

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Peanutbutterfingers · 07/09/2015 17:02

Ds (5) has had the same bag since starting nursery 3yrs ago. This morning when I told him to get his bag for start of yr 1 it had been mysteriously replaced with a personalised backpack of his current skylanders obsession. You'd think it was made of diamonds he was so happy :)

He chooses a special breakfast and dinner on first and last day of term. Fish finger sandwiches feature heavily :)

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JulesJules · 07/09/2015 17:06

Well it was the last day of the holidays here today - I took the dds out for brunch in town - smoked salmon bagels and hot chocolate; then we went to Paperchase.

They chose what we will eat tonight - Inauthentic Mexican chicken from the MN cookbook.

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WowOoo · 07/09/2015 17:14

We had a special lunch out on the day before. They have had enough treats over summer.

I do try to be especially nice though. That's a treat.

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happyjustobeme · 07/09/2015 17:24

New pencil case and supplies to inside it, despite us having all of the stuff he needed at home already. Everything was pristine, and arranged and rearranged multiple times before going back to school. DS is a pens and pencils etc addict, and having new things made him so excited to go back to school.

Also new lunchbox. And he got to choose everything that went into it for lunches for the first week back.

After the Friday of the first week at school, we went out for tea and had ice cream. He also chose a Lush bath bomb to have that evening.

We've taken lots of photos of him in his new uniform, and walked home the long way every night to talk at length about his day at school. We've collected acorns and conkers on the way for the school craft table. I'm not sure whether these are treats as such, but they've made him happy.

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insanityscatching · 07/09/2015 17:30

I cook her the dinner of her choice for the first day back and will have chocolate in the car. I also have bought Lush bath bombs so that she can relax when she gets home. She has a phone and so I text her at break time and lunch time to tell her I miss her and hope she is having a good day.

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AnyoneButAndre · 07/09/2015 17:34

Start of the autumn term is a blatant excuse for me to vicariously indulge my stationery fetish - they both have loads of new pens and lovely new pencil cases. DS has a new phone for secondary school as well.

I also stock up on a variety of breakfast stuff

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AnneOfCleavage · 07/09/2015 17:58

I cook DD favourite meal the night before and the first day back at school plus she gets a hot chocolate with squirty cream and sprinkles when she gets home.

Also first week she has no chores to do so as to ease her in gently. She would usually dry up last nights' things and fold laundry from tumble dryer. We also help her feed and clean out her pets the first week too Smile

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MakStout · 07/09/2015 18:41

My kids go back on wednesday, im making a big pan of their favourite soup for dinner wednesday evening with warm crusty bread, and they can have ice cream for pudding.

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SmileAndNod · 07/09/2015 18:55

Ds went back to school on his birthday so was especially miserable. He got to choose dinner and was allowed a pudding too.

Other than that, I've been a bit more lenient on them both as it's difficult going back to school after the long break, with new classmates, new teachers, new expectations.

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IntePrecis · 07/09/2015 19:09

They get new pencilcases, pencils and rubbers etc, then when they come out after the first day back they get taken to our local ice-cream shop and get to pick whatever they want.

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Ingles2 · 07/09/2015 19:13

My children are teens, so are expected to slot back into the day to day routine with no problems.. However, I always send them back with new pencil cases, pens and art supplies and we have a film and nice dinner on the first Friday back

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BathshebaDarkstone · 07/09/2015 20:46

I start 2 weeks before they go back, I get them up 10 minutes earlier each morning until they're on school time. The morning before they go back we have breakfast in the eatery of their choice.

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