Today both kids have gone to full day in person school! I am excited. They, not so much. They were loving the comforts of home far too much. Lunch and recess will be very different and they expressed their disappointment but that was expected. With the weather nicer outside they will at least be able to go outside even if they can't access the playground.
We are at the tail end of Ramadan.. just eight more (rozas) fasts to go. It's not really about the hunger but it is about the food. We take for granted how much joy food brings us.. the day just feels empty without the smells and tastes of food.
H lost his first tooth
and D had his first visit with an orthodontist.. his mouth is suffering from overcrowding. The doc prescribed him a treatment plan using Invisaligners. As a braces kid, I am envious. Braces were horrible. Though I am concerned about him taking them off in school.. firstly, the hygiene, I would be insane to expect my ten year old to wash his hands before sticking them in his mouth.. ugh. Gross. But here hoping?! Secondly, I hope he doesn't lose them. And the list of things mom's have to worry about just grows.
Have you heard of Kim's Convenience? I am always looking for light shows to watch during the day.. I like having something on in the background while I fold laundry and do other tedious jobs. This was such a great find. Sitcoms these days have no heart or originality. This one has it all. And it reminded me so much of my parents and our life growing up as children of immigrants who owned a convenience store. My parent's also never closed the store.. 7am-7pm 7 days a week. Meaning we never went on vacations. We didn't live above our store.. we were a car drive away but our school was across the street and my brother and I spent all of our time at the store until my mom went home a couple hours earlier to get dinner started. My parents sold the store when I was ten so my memory of it is a little fuzzy but I remember the hard life my parents had though all that time they spent working together made them so much closer then all my other friends parents.