The bus stop is at our front gate -- the drivers are very willing to pick up and drop the littles off right where they live, which is very reassuring. While we wait we chat -- Eric sits on the bench, or climbs the gate or post for a better view of the oncoming bus.
Yesterday Batman (or Man Bat, I was informed) went to school in Eric's place -- he later told me that the class consisted mainly of superheroes (the brief was "come as your favourite person) -- two wonderwomen, two batmen, a superman and spiderman. There was a guessing competition, an Icee van selling snow drinks, and a gold coin donation to charity.
And that's only the first week -- we have Grandparents' Day coming up, P&C meetings, dragonboat races, sausage sizzles, reading and home readers and more. There have been a few negatives ... a class 'bully' (who, however, seems to have had a run-in with almost every child, and is being monitored very carefully by the very sensible and nice principal), some tired mornings, and a few lost toys (the children play spinning tops at lunch, and the little pieces get mislaid in the excitement), but these things will hopefully all iron out in the next little while.