The day after we arrived back in Papua New Guinea, Gorgeous Girl started school. Don’t worry, it’s only a three hour flight and we are in the same time zone, so it’s not like we were sending and exhausted, jet-lagged child to school.
Getting a first day of school picture has always been problematic. This year she was told to humour Mummy.
Grade One. The only one I could get was inside with dodgy lighting…sigh
The traffic situation has not improved in our absence and road work continues to bump the 17 km trip in to school out to about an hour (most days, some days it’s 1.5). The return trip is 30 minutes. It looks like it will be this way for at least the next six months. A blessing is that there is a new family whose daughter is the same age as Gorgeous Girl and is at the same school. Carpooling makes the trip more interesting for the girls and cuts down on the driving for everyone. So that is good.
After Gorgeous Girl’s first day at school we set up her most anticipated Christmas present. A sturdy wading pool.
I think we can say it’s a success.
We do have to change the water often to make sure that mosquitoes don’t lay their eggs in it. We do not want a breeding colony under the house, especially as mosquitoes here carry malaria.