First Day of School

First day of school! First day of school!

Yesterday morning I felt like Nemo. Or Marlin. Or both, I suppose, as I held Miss M’s hand and skipped from the car to the elementary school door. The Kid trudged along behind us, embarrassed by his mother, who was skipping.

My mind wandered back to the nostalgic ritual of purchasing new school supplies. I remember the smells of new crayons, pencils and erasers, the squeak of new school shoes and the excitement of wearing new school clothes.

For the last two years, 2/3 of The Circus has worn uniforms and their school supplies have been provided by the school. The weeks before we returned to Shanghai, I was happily wandering down the school supply aisles of Target and Walmart, trolling for 25 cent boxes of crayons, stocking up on glue sticks and sharpies. I still have an office to supply…
Miss M & The Kid at Concordia International School.
Mrs. Muir and TK.
Miss M at her cubby.
Miss M and her teacher Miss Lane.Pinky Stinky back to Okiki, a Singaporean local school. Washing station.Nurse station (The Chinese schools check for hand, foot, mouth disease, lice and fevers before allowing the children to enter classrooms.)

2 thoughts on “First Day of School

  1. CM: Thank you for posting the 1st day school pictures. We are so happy to know circus’s Shanghai life returned to normal. Puo Puo and Gong Gong miss everyone. xoxo <3 :D

  2. Thanks CM a good read as always.
    We’re glad that the pieces of the routine are migrating back into place. Routine is good, it like crawling back under the covers for a few minutes after a good nights sleep.

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