Sunday, September 6, 2020

New Normal : Back to School

My kids went back to school 2 weeks ago. It is the start of their new academic year. One in Year 6 and another one in Year 4. How time flies. I still cannot believe that my kids are growing up so fast.

The start of an academic year is always a busy time. We would have to get new school uniforms, new pair of shoes, new books, new school bags, new pencil box and stationeries, wrapping books, labelling items and all the rest of it. It is probably one of the busiest time for moms like me. But this time, it was different.

No school books to get. No books to label. 

School bags from the last academic year still looks brand new (because they didnt go to school for so long!). We didnt want to waste money by getting new bags for them this year.

No new pencil boxes and stationeries. 

All we needed to get was new uniforms, shoes and socks.

In the new normal, we also needed to get face masks, hand sanitizers and face shields. All this is certainly new to me. 

In case you are wondering why we didnt need books and stationeries, it is actually because this year, my kids started a new school. This new school will provide all the writing materials and books. All nicely labelled and kept in school. I am loving this!!!

It has been quite an emotional journey thus far for us with the move. Initially, we thought we'd have time to say a proper goodbye to all our friends and teachers who has been with us since my daughter was in Year 1 but due to Covid-19, we werent allowed to do that. In a way, it was for the best because leaving our old school wasnt easy. 

My daughter is missing her friends so much but hopefully this new school is a good move and better for my children. I know for me, it is. I'm enjoying the fact that it is stress free where learning can be fun. 

Wish us luck!!!

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