Monday, June 04, 2012

And school reopening is here...

School reopens on Wednesday. The reality of it hasn't yet sunk in for the brat. He's still on a hedonistic schedule of swim all day whenever he feels like it, punctuated by PSP, Playstation and television watching. For me, it can't reopen soon enough. I'm sitting with a pile of books in front of me, with plastic sheets and labels and getting on with the covering business, grumbling every second and yet, paradoxically relieved that this means the brat will be out of the house and back onto a schedule for the next 10 months. I think the schools have it wrong, they should have these two months of summer vacations broken up into one month long breaks scattered through the year. By the end of this long summer break, however adorable the child, one has had quite enough of them being in your hair the entire day and are ready to put them up for adoption.
The school uniforms are yet to be procured. This happens because the school, in its wisdom, outsources the uniforms to a vendor a few suburbs away with wierd timings that ensure the procurement gets put off to the very last moment, so tomorrow I will scramble there and get the uniforms, hopefully squeak in as the shutters roll down.
The brat, as expected, has only a single question. Will he get the same class teacher this year? Not from any love for her, I assure you, but if he gets the same teacher he insists he will change his school, so terrible has his experience been under his Grade 3 teacher. I am sure the teacher feels likewise.
The haircut has to be got, given that the hair is now closer to the pelt of a small arctic creature rather than the scalp of a small boy, and that too will be done tomorrow. Fortifying self for the barber shop trip which inevitably will include much debate and discussion on whether the hair, post cut will stand up like Shah Rukh Khan's did in Chammak Chalo and if it is too short to allow such sartorial adventures, much rolling on the floor tantrumming would happen and general two Disprins plonked in a glass of water would need to be downed by me in order to cope with such tantrumming with beatific smile and not resorting to a scalping of brat in public situation. 
The new school bag, the new pencil box, the new waterbottle has been got. The new raincoat and the new floaters are still to be procured. I have a to do list that is longer than my arm, but am so radiantly awash in the bliss of knowing the brat will be in school all day.
What about you, when does school reopen for your children, and are you looking forward to it as much as I am?


  1. oh yes, i am!!!! and i get one extra day since ours reopens tomorrow!! yay!!! and thank god! no lists for me... all that was over and done with in april since we have already had one month of the new year!!! and the guess the teacher routine went on for just a week,,,, and thankfully the lady this year seems to be a good one..lets see how she copes with all the hyper kids in the class! but at least i will be free to pay a bit more attention to the blog and all other things i have forgotten in this one long month of summer vacation!

  2. Hahaha..never thought Moms wait for schools to re-open!

    My 2.5 yr old daughter's pre-school opens tomorrow too and i am worried whether i can wake up on time, get her ready, make her gulp down some breakfast, drop her at school and rush to office!

  3. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Could relate to this. Another mom jokingly sang the song 'it's the most wonderful time of the year' when school was going to re-open. Traditionally, this song is sung during xmas and holiday time :)..