Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Gosh, I’m sitting here in front of my computer, gazing out over the Arabian Gulf/Persian Gulf and I honestly don’t have anything significant to write about—Christopher related, that is. So I guess I’ll just ramble on about nothing in particular. Feel free to stop reading this post, when you’ve had enough.
School is winding down. Yep, just four days remaining. Less and less students on campus. It’s been that way for about the last week to ten days now, which means the drive to/from our home to school each morning is less hectic.
Lately though, driving has been such a pleasure. But o how I don’t for even a second miss all those horn honking maniacs, coming to pickup/drop-off their children at another private school, just across the street from ours. Never fear though, because, come September, they’ll all be back; and their obnoxious horns too.
This afternoon, I’ll hand over two gifts, one for the class teacher, and the other for the teaching assistant. An appreciation gift(s) from all the parents, as a way of saying “Thanks” to the teachers. Actually, not all of the parents contributed. We had a few hold outs, which is typical. Despite the nay-sayers, we collected well over 100KD. That’s @$355, Euro 285 or, £230. Not too shabby, eh!
So, you wanna know what I bought?
The teaching assistant wanted an Al-Shaya card, which can be redeemed at any of these stores, throughout Kuwait. As for the teacher, she’s getting a silver necklace and pendant w/matching silver earrings. The pendant swivels and is engraved with her English name on one side, and the Arabic translation on the back.
O, before I forget... my wife and I will throw in a bottle of “fermented grape juice”, as an added bonus. Red fermented grape juice, to be exact.
We also slipped in a bottle at Christmas time. I remember the teaching assistant telling me how much she enjoyed drinking her grape juice—through a straw!
Finally, two big events for tomorrow... First, we receive Christopher’s final end of the year progress report. Not only that, we’ll also find out who his grade/year 2 teacher will be for next year.
Secondly, tomorrow I’m off to the movies with Christopher’s class. Yes, I’m invited to come along and help look after the children.
Guess what we’re going to see? Madagascar 3!
O, I get to ride along with the kids in a school bus!
Yee Haw! Just like in the good old days. Back when my mommy sent us kids to school on one of those big old yellow taxis.
Gee, I haven’t ridden in a school bus for ages. Maybe I should start a paper fight? And when I’m told to stop, I’ll boldly proclaim, “Christopher made me do it!”
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