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Back to School

First day of school and the first signs of things returning to 'normal' since May!

Ramadan still has an effect (meal times, sleep pattern, extra socialising) and I miss the scent and taste of coffee in the morning.  But apart from that, as the children return to school and as we near the middle of the holy month, I can see things slowly but surely falling into place.  I can't wait for the boring routine of everyday...

The photo above is of Yousef taken earlier this morning.

Reader Comments (20)

allah ye5aleeh lekum enshallah

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfereej

Yousef seems so happy to go back to school, I remember a lot of kicking, shouting and screaming when my brother and I had to go back after summer hols. :D

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbloggermathai

yes, can sense an air(sigh!) of huge relief from all parents, and a sigh of a different kind from the teachers!! :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

nice :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaitham

Allah yekhaleeh lekum enshallah!

Hope the kids have a wonderful year at school!

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

i wish I was that happy about starting school on sunday :P

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQ80 BOY

Allah isalmik :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

We (and by we I mean my wife!) have been preparing him positively.

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

True :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thanks. Hope so :)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Enjoy :) (Try)

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

I was a brat when I was a kid! I would try sleeping in more! lol

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

You should take another photo after a couple of weeks and tittle the post "before" & "after" ;-)

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrenaline

Try after a day! A lot can happen in a day :)

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Nice shot! Love the DOF in this one? What is the aperture for this, if you don't mind my asking?

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

He is cute..and happy to go school!! it is unusual!!! :)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjobox


September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Yes... It's even unusual for Yousef... I give it a week :)

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

My kids been OK with going to school the last couple of days....scares the hell out of me...!! :) hope it stays that way.
Its that million dollar smile that makes you want to start the day!

September 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermentabolism

So how is Yousef doing? Does he like his teacher? My son - almost his entire school career - when I would ask what he liked about school, would answer "lunch" or "recess" or "the last school bell." When he was leaving university he looked at me and said "I know how to be a good student - what I don't know how to do is be a grown-up!" I laughed at the change. He hated school; he loved university, where he could make his own choices.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

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