Tomorrow is the first day of school and Sushi is having first-day-of-school jitters. I don't blame him. He is going to a new school (Grade 5). And he is riding the school bus for the first time. Meanwhile, Sashimi is going to Grade 1. He proudly says, "first day of Grade 1!" Although unlike Sushi, he will be reunited with old familiar friends.
Come to think of it, I am the one more apprehensive about back-to-school for my boys. It's the start of another school year of bento-making, doing homework/projects, signing endless school forms, picking-up/dropping-off and juggling extra curricular activities with the daily mundane. And this time, with my boys being in separate schools, it will be a whole new circus in our logistics.
I remind my boys everyday to have fun in school. It is supposed to be fun as it is a huge part of their life. At the end of the day, school is not all Language and Mathematics. It is a discipline of routine, a social exercise, a practice of responsibility. Academics is one thing, but it's also life skills.
Have fun, boys!