Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First day of school




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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4 comments:

Laura said...

I love Emmett! The kid with the curly hair looks like he'd be lots of fun to hang out with, too.

Kathy B. said...

Having Emmett finally wear the same uniform as his older brother and the big kids is something you just couldn't have duplicated had you evacuated to the States.

arthur and maggie said...

keep up the bloggin! It's good for your noggin!

Kathy B. said...

I know that Superhero book that Dave is reading to Emmett and it is painful to read the bloated prose. Poor Dave.