Mom's Cleaver Idea for Back-to-School Goes Viral ⋆

Mom’s Cleaver Idea for Back-to-School Goes Viral

Parents love taking photos or videos of their kids returning back to school every year. It’s nice to have memories and is fun to take some great shots!  Carina Cansino wanted to celebrate her son heading off to school but she came up with a very unique idea to celebrate that special moment.

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Her cute back-to-school idea is going viral with many parents praising her creativity and have been trying it out for their kids.


Carina’s son Gus was getting ready for his very first day in kindergarten. She was ready with her camera but came up with a new approach to remember these first days all the way through to high school graduation.

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She bought an oversized t-shirt and had “Class of 2032” printed on it. Even though that day is a long way off, it’s when Gus will walk across the stage to get his diploma.  On the back of the shirt, there is space for each grade from Pre-K through high school. She originally came up with the idea last year when Gus was in Pre-K.

Carina posted a picture on Twitter for her followers to see.  The idea is that every year on the first day, they take a picture of him in the t-shirt and by his senior year he will fit in the t-shirt and we’ll be able to go through every school year photo and watch how he has grown.

Great Praise From Twitter Users

Not only did her post go viral with over 35,000 retweets and 219,000 likes, but she also received so many positive comments from all around the world. Many are hoping she will continue to post pictures each year so they can all see his progression to the final shot.

One Twitter user said if Gus says at any point that he’s too old for this, you had better tell him that he has a huge family waiting for his picture on Twitter.  A woman from Poland said “Awesome” and pass a hug to your wonderful young man and this is straight from a teacher in Poland.

One girl gave her younger brother a Harvard University freshman shirt which he will wear when he receives his acceptance into the school. Another mom shared her daughter’s photo saying she will be in the same graduating class as Gus! Others said they did similar photos and all in all, everyone was really impressed.

The Sentimental Value

Carina said she hopes her son will appreciate the t-shirt as he grows up.  She wanted something he could enjoy for many years to come, into adulthood.  She added that she is a real push-over for keepsakes and sentimental value.

During an interview with Insider, she said one day we’ll both look back at the photos and cherish the great memories.  It’s the best part of being a Mom. Adding to the t-shirt, she is writing a journal that she will give Gus when he graduates from high school.

The journal will share stories, memories, and even the hardships they have and will overcome together.  She shared that she was a teen mom and her son has been the driving force for all she has accomplished. Carina wants her son to know that he is a blessing to her.

Due to the popularity of the t-shirt, she is now selling custom t-shirts just like her son’s to parents everywhere who want to share their memories as well.  She is also planning on creating videos on YouTube to share her experiences as a young, single mom to encourage others.

What a wonderful idea to share with others looking for something special to remember for many years to come. For many years marks on door frames showed children’s increasing heights.  Well here is a new refreshing idea to watch them grow and remember their accomplishments as they finally reach their high school graduations.

We congratulate her creativity and look forward to many new fun photos!