Carina Cansino is one creative mama. The mom from Texas recently tweeted pics of her five-year-old son Gus wearing a back-to-school shirt she designed, and it’s completely genius!

The first day of kindergarten is a moment that, as moms, we all want to remember forever. But sometimes the traditional first day of school photo just isn’t enough. So what can you do to mark this milestone?


Take a tip from Cansino and create your own first day shirt. The mom dressed her son in a shirt that’s fit for a high school grad—and someday it will. She added 2032 (Gus’s graduation year) to the front and his name to the back. The back also includes a spot for Gus to add his painted handprint each year as he moves from preschool through twelfth grade.

Cansino revealed, to Insider, “I wanted something that my son and I could enjoy not just now, but when he becomes an adult. I’m a sucker for keepsakes and sentimental valuables, so I know this would be perfect.” She went on to say, “I know one day we’ll both look back at all the photos and cherish all the great memories. It’s the best part of being a mom.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: CarinaWithA_C_ via Instagram



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