Vivian and William had their first day of school yesterday.
After we used a logarithm to sort out the bus route, we drove to the school, met the kids when they got off the bus, and joined the queue of parents sloughing Lululemon bags overflowing with glue sticks and sharpened pencils.
Welcome to the first day of Grade 2.
Over the past two weeks, my humour columns in the Calgary Herald have had back-to-school themes. Feel free to click on the links below.
Last week’s column is entitled The Horrors of Shopping for School Supplies. This piece even garnered me some hate mail (see the comments on my about page). I smiled; nothing like criticism to make you feel like you’ve made it to Point B as a writer.
This week’s column is Perils and Joys of the First Day of School; no one’s missed my tone on that one yet, but there’s still time.
Now it’s your turn. In the comments section below, let me know:
What are your memories of school supply shopping and the first day?
Amanda, please email me at ironicmom(at)gmail(dot)com. Congratulations, and thanks to all who entered!