A Reflection of My Life after living in Uganda as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A New Year of School

A New Year of School begins tomorrow. Boarders are slowly trickling in bringing their colored trunks, mattresses, and buckets. They come in their uniforms and parents help them unpack then quickly get back on the taxi’s to take them their many distances back to their homes. Teacher’s are in the front of the school welcoming the students and their parents back. There is a smell of posho (maize flour and water) and beans in the air. There is also an excitement to see friends again, start a new grade, and get back into a routine many children know so well all over the world.

While all this goes on, Louis (my sweet little 2 year old neighbor) and I lay on a mat outside reading and playing together. We try to stay cool in the shade during this extremely dry and hot season. I’d forgotten how hot it gets - over 100 every day now with a burning sun! Louis and I are both excited for this beginning. It’s back to work for me. And back to having many playmates, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers for Louis. So, welcome New Year of School!

And yes, Louis is wearing Christian Dior sunglasses and holding a pair of Chanel sunglasses. You have to love dollar purchases in the taxi park!

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