Gee...a lot of books and other school-related stuffs had to be prepared beforehand--which means...all parents were like....having a heyday of looking for, buying, taking them home, and bringing them back to school. We did all of those.
There were lists of books and stuffs we got to prepare in advance.
It's a good thing that the school managed to do all of the lists and we just--well--receive them. But, boy..the idea of bringing all of those heavy books back..to school on the first day of school...not to mention the other stuffs....TURNED out to be Hilariously FUN!! Yes, it was fun.
I saw parents...yes..parents...come back and forth to school....making commotions in front of the school gates...seeing their kids off to school...especially those the fresh faces of 1st year students.
But, what caught my eyes this morning was another episode of long-line of parents taking queue ...buying school-related stuffs for their children. I mean..they must've forgot to buy 'trivial' stuffs but nonetheless..essential for the kids. And what happened was...that they were all queuing up in front of a small (and the only one) stationary shop at the school area.
It's a nice morning commotion, indeed. I was passing them by and couldn't help myself from not taking pictures out of it--simply as a token of remembrance that this is one of the unique features of first-day of (elementary) school in Korea...or at least..in the neighborhood where Eyra goes to school.