Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Is it May 11th Already?

Well we've been here for a month and are still awaiting our shipment of "stuff." It ought to be here on May 15. Knowing Egyptian time, it will be the 20th.

Mira's finishing school here - 1st primary - 1st grade. We took her to a new school yesterday to show her around and it seems like a much better place than where she is right now. Apparently this school where she's at, Futures, is turning in to a Government school - more of a public school than private although it's still considered private. It gets us to thinking about school vouchers in the US and what would happen to the public sector if vouchers are available. I wish the US Governemnt would admit that other governmental education systems push their children at least one year ahead of their American counterparts so that by the time they graduate they are better prepared for the working world. Enough whining from parents to give "Susie or Billy" too much homework on the weekends to interfere with soccer. Quit the whining and realize your kids are a few steps behind the rest of the world in childhood education which translates into competetiveness in the job market after college.

We go swimming at our club almost everyday although I'm the only woman in the pool. I do like going to a pool that is more secluded than the pool with all the people sitting on the side. There were a few topless sunbathers here last weekend. Either women are completely covered or topless. Hmm, what's going on? A class of worlds I suppose. I will go swimming more when the women/children days start in June. I can't wait, but this means that Hassan, Mira and I can't swim together.

We plan on going to Alexandria for the summer. At least a month somewhere along the coast. We want to be in Alexandria, as we want to be able to walk around.




karen said...

I hope all is well.. I have not tried to call yet, but I am getting close I know the pc has not arrived yet more than likely and it is difficult to get to a pc to put a note in here... so, I will wait patiently for another week and then I am calling... so if Layla or one of the other ladies in Egypt hears from my friend, tell her to email or write me... take care..

Marian said...

Oh Karen I will write to you through email. Let's try to catch up at some point.

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