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August 2, 2017

10 Questions to Ask Your Kids Before the First Day of Preschool or Kindergarten + $50 Gymboree GC Giveaway

This post about back to school fashion and this school year’s #KidGoals is sponsored by Gymboree.


Heading back to school is a big deal when you’re 5 years old. Bear is counting down the days to when she gets to see her friends again (you know, the most important part of school to a kindergartener).

But this back to school season is different this time around. Little Man is heading to school with her, starting preschool next month [big, huge crocodile mom tears].

Before the school years starts, I sat down with both of them to see what their goals are for this school year. Their answers, in true form, cracked me up.

10 Questions to Ask Your Kids Before the First Day of Preschool or Kindergarten

Back to School Q&A with 2 Toddlers

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Bear: Ummm.. I want to be a princess and live in a big castle with my mommy and daddy and brother.
Me: I thought you wanted to be a doctor?
Bear: No, not anymore. I want to be a princess.
Little Man: Powise offica.

2. If the school bus could be any color, what would you want it to be?
B: Pink
LM: Gween, no…bwu.



3. What do you hope to find in your lunch on the first day of school?
B: Peanut butter and jelly
LM: I like a donut and a pizza.

4. If you could sneak one stuffed animal or doll in your backpack, who would it be?
B: Pandora (her doll, of course)
LM: A sheep (he doesn’t have a sheep.)


5. Where do you hope your class takes a field trip to this year?
B: Disney World
LM: Airpwanes (note the plural)

6. What activity do you want to try this year?
B: Ballet
LM: Indians (so, baseball?)


7. What are you most excited to learn this year?
B: Drawing. I want to draw a baby with a little blankie and a head and eyeballs and pink pants and cupcake shirt…a pink one.
LM: Baketball

8. What show do you want to watch after school?
B: Frozen
LM: Batman

9. If one princess/sports player could come to your school, who would it be?
B: Rapunzel
LM: The Indians. All them.

10. What do you want to wear on your dress down day?
B: Leggings and a dress – my star one (completely unprompted – she looooves this outfit)
LM: Baketball and bayball…to pweschool

While these answers are silly, they provided insight into what is going on in their growing minds – favorite colors, foods, characters, activities, and more!

Before you head back to school, be sure to check out Gymboree’s collection for Back to School 2017. Gymboree provides quality, coordinated looks for every occasion (including the first day of school!) that my family has loved for the past 5 years since becoming a mom!

What are your little one’s #KidGoals for this upcoming school year?

$50 Gymboree Gift Card Giveaway

gymboree-gift-card-giveaway 2017

To celebrate the upcoming school year, Gymboree is graciously offering one reader a $50 Gift Card to Gymboree. To enter for a chance to win, use the entry form below. Giveaway will close at 11:59PM ET on August 14, 2017.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Prize to be fulfilled by Gymboree. Spit Up is the New Black is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Open to residents of the US, ages 18+. Winner will be contacted by email after the giveaway ends. Winning entry WILL be verified.

Ashley traded Prada for pacis in 2012 when she became a member of the elite club of motherhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart of nearly 15 years and together they have two toddlers – “Bear” and “Little Man.” She spends her days as a marketing professional and nights writing this blog. In her [not so] spare time, she enjoys reading trashy tabloids, large glasses of buttery chardonnay, and shopping clearance racks.
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  • Reply Misty

    Kid goals for the littlest one is to learn her shapes & colors this year!

    August 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Sheryl Holden

    to read chapter books

    August 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Dolores Miranda

    To read more!She loves to read!

    August 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Dolores Miranda

    Oh I love the Gymboree Pizza Tunic!

    August 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Casey Mclendon

    Our goals for our 5 and almost 3 yr old sons is to work on learning activities 3-5 times a day for 15-20 minutes at a time! Get out and learn in nature plenty! And for our son Logan he’s 10. It will be his 1st year homeschooling. He’s ADHD slow processing. His goal coming home to learn is to learn to focus and learn to be more independent with his learning. Reg classroom was too fast paced for him and too noisy. It was hard for him to keep up. How I wrote a novel. lol The monster and space line for the boys is super cute. Girls stuff is cuter. lol

    August 2, 2017 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Amanda Alvarado

    Her goal this year is to read a million words again but this year before spring break!

    August 3, 2017 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Amanda Alvarado

    I like the twofer dress in the comet coral and the constellation dress!

    August 3, 2017 at 11:13 am
  • Reply mami2jcn

    My daughter’s #kidgoals are to learn Spanish.

    August 3, 2017 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply mami2jcn

    The pretzel tunic is cute.

    August 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I like the sparkle cardigan with star jeggings.

    August 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    One of my #kidgoals is to help my niece learn math.

    August 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply shelly peterson

    I like the boys FunFlex Straight Jeans and Polo shirts.

    August 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply shelly peterson

    Our #kidgoals for my grandson is for him to learn to write more words.

    August 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Steve Weber

    One of my #kidgoals is to have them reading a grade level above what they are currently in.

    August 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Steve Weber

    Gymboree Pizza Tunic is pretty awesome.

    August 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Sarah F

    My son wants to read new books that will help him get to a higher reading level. My daughter(who isn’t in school yet) wants mommy to help her learn her colors.

    August 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply Sarah F

    My son would love the captain America,Hulk and Iron man tees! The rainbow star skirt would be so cute on my little girl.

    August 3, 2017 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I love the Sparkle Cat Flats, the Surfing Girl Tee, & the Swing Skort!!

    August 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    My daughter’s kid goals for this year are to learn multiplication and to get her training wheels completely off her bike!

    August 3, 2017 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Lori Jackson

    I think the Starburst Leggings would be a huge hit in my home!

    August 4, 2017 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Cheryl B

    My Granddaughter’s #kidgoal is to read more books this year.

    August 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Cheryl B

    My Granddaughter would love the rainbow star dress.

    August 5, 2017 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply latanya

    #kidgoals to do well in his classes

    August 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply latanya

    I like the Iron Man Tee

    August 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply James Robert

    I have 5 kids and they strive to make the honor roll each year and with some I get to go to a school brunch and am so proud.

    August 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply James Robert

    I could see my daughter loving the Sparkle Knee Leggings

    August 7, 2017 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Nawara

    I like the Sparkle Cardigan, Peplum Tunic and Star Jeans

    August 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Marian

    My little girl starts first grade this year and she wants to make new friends and learn to read.

    August 10, 2017 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Marian

    I love the Heather Grey Tunic and would pair it with the star jeggins. I love the tunic because it basically has all my daughter’s favorite things on it.

    August 10, 2017 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Lori Jackson

    My little guy is going into 1st grade so there is a big emphasis on reading! So his goal will be to become an avid reader!

    August 12, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Laurajj

    Our little one’s #kidgoals this school year is to become a better reader! He has been working so hard over the summer months!

    August 12, 2017 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Laurajj

    Oh one of my favorites for him is the Space Dye Henley and the The Go Cargo Pant! So adorable for back to school!

    August 12, 2017 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Janet W.

    One of my grandsons’ #kidgoals this school year is to read for 20 minutes every week night.

    August 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Janet W.

    My favorite look is the Game Time Tee with the gymgo Active Shorts for my grandson.

    August 14, 2017 at 5:03 pm
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