Why not, on the first day of school - and the last day of school, serve ice cream for breakfast?
The first day of school should be celebrated!
And, yes, I think that you should also serve something else - first!
Here are some ideas for protein and Vitamin C.
Orange juice - or Pineapple!
While getting dressed:
Have a "square" of bacon strips. Just build it - a 4 x 4 and they will come to the table!
finger sandwiches. Slice an ordinary sandwich into "fingers" (lengthwise)
or into 4 wedges.
Hard- cooked eggs- sliced in half -with maybe a little dab of mayo and a sprinkle of sea salt
Peanut butter on a bagel
Then, just before they go out the door - Why not say a quick prayer - and/ or offer encouragement for the school year? And, then, the surprise - Ice Cream - that you have scooped into disposable little paper bowls with little plastic spoons at the ready!
Serving this in little bowls - such as those put out by Dixie paper plates - turns this into a "to-go" treat if you are facing a long and traffic-heavy drive. It allows you to determine the size of the portion - which should be IMHO small to moderate, maybe 6 ounces or so.. not too small, or you defeat the purpose. Too large, (more than 8 ounces,) and you run the risk of tummy problems. Keep the emphasis on school!
Here's some things that you can say!
Let each child say what they hope for the new school year. i.e. I hope I get Mr/Mrs. ________ for a teacher!
Let each child state their goals!
This, followed up with ice cream , can be a great family tradition!
Have fun and enjoy school!