And so it starts all over again
It's 07:30 and the sweat begins to trickle. It's the hottest day of the year so far. Whoopdedoo.
Kids are lugging huge boxes of stationery (the parents have to buy everything)
Anxious moms hover and ambush teachers with stories about why said stationery isn't at school.
Teachers wonder if they can get another cup of tea and a smoke in before the bell goes.
And if the non stain Sanex will live up to its promises.
Shark attack chatter helps us to briefly forget the coming chaos.
Bells rings and all assemble for genuflections and morning prayers.
 Our Father, help us to get through another year with all body parts and sanity intact. 
Also give us the strength to resist third glasses of wine and extra large Bar Ones when things have been rough.

'The High Road' by Broken Bells


Jocelyn said...

Good luck with your first day back!

Charleen said...

Such lovely photographs. They make me feel homesick for January sun and the excitement of a New Year. I don't think I'll ever get used to starting the academic year in August.
Here's wishing you cool breezers and lots of apples for the teacher.

Val said...

Lovely story and photos!! It was a hot day wasn't it? Now for the rest of the year!!