A new school year! A new kick-off!! What do you think better marks off a new year? New Year’s Day? Or, the first day of school?
I think the first day of school feels more significant then the actual start of a new year.
Start fresh, start new, new thinking, new views! How about? Just start!! NEW! START!
Today Karolina is starting sixth grade. This will be her last year in Elementary School. Does it feel weird? Yes, you bet it does. It was only yesterday she started Kindergarten, or at least it sure does feel that way to us, her parents.
Since I have already been writing so much about school, and American schools in particular, in my Swedish posts below on this page I will not bother you with that right now. You all know what that is all about, right?
When I started a new school-year back in Sweden it was ALWAYS in mid-August! We always started out the semester with a ½ day. Nothing more.
That first day of school marked the end of the summer. Just as we had celebrated the end of the school year in early June we now ended it the same way: we went to the beach.
The beach!? Yes, indeed. Where I grew up we had two beaches within walking distance from our home. You could pick and chose which one you wanted. I think we usually picked the beach at Kaanan in Bromma. And, sure, we did enjoy our last day of freedom there.
Folks, I don’t have that much time to write this morning. I’ll publish another post here in the afternoon. But for now this just has to do!!
Oh, and today my daily Power walking starts again! Now, it is a regular day again. Summer IS over...
In the meantime you can just enjoy my father and Karolina singing a Swedish summer-song in the post below :-))