This morning some smiling kids trotted off with Steve and excitedly headed to their first day at their new school. Or for the boys their first time to do anything except home school. I got a text from Steve a while later saying that school was closed today because of a strike in the city and they arrived back home a bit dejectedly a while later! So tomorrow will be their first day of school-----we hope!
Strikes happen here fairly often we hear and people expect the really big ones to be observed. The buses and taxis that don't take part in them are in danger of getting set on fire, etc, if they go down the wrong street.
Rachel and the boys go to school from around 8:30 and end at 1:30. They get a break for morning tea/snack but come home for lunch. Hannah starts at 1:00 and ends at 5:00. So between us we'll have to make 3 round trips per day on the Metro (subway) to drop them off and pick them up!