Emmett was very proud of his handsome big boy uniform. He announced that I can no longer call him little.
It was great to see old friends and familiar faces. That said, Thomas' class was missing more than half the kids. In general, school seems almost empty. Many families have delayed return until 1 September, so some are going to come. But some are not coming back now. The next few weeks are key, I think. If military retains order, expats and companies will start to return in force. If there is more bloodshed in the streets, then companies and embassies will keep families out for the rest of the school year. That's my guess.
It's funny to rely on the military leaders to maintain our school and jobs routine. It makes us complicit, frankly, in the return of the police state because now we are rooting for it to succeed.
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