Why Egyptian Parents Are Absolutely Happy the Back to School Season Is Here
by Mia Helmy
It’s finally happening. Kids are going back to school. Before you judge us and wonder how we’re totes not going to miss the morning cuddles, let us explain what has been going on to parents since Ramadan.
For the past two months, we, AKA parents, have been chasing kids around the country. The beach is a disaster. From preparing molokheya and rice in ungodly hours, breaking up fights with other kids over sand buckets, to trying to find that one nanny who will save you…but fail miserably.
So, we can’t believe it is actually happening. We are days away from school
We’re sorry but we can’t deny our ecstasy. We love them and will miss them but we all need some ‘me’ time
We can do whatever we want in the morning even if it means acting like a damn fool. Anything but a responsible person
We have from 6 to 9 hours to drink that hot coffee we’ve been badly deprived of
We will actually have time to work out or simply dance in the living room
We know, we know. There’s always lunch boxes at 6 am, homework and swimming or soccer practices but we will take that over trying to entertain kids all summer any freakin’ time
But then there’s always that moment when you realize your kid will collapse and go to bed at 7 pm and you just dance some more