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The young fella’s a schoolboy! In truth, he’s been a schoolboy for almost two weeks now – I’ve just been too exhausted to write about it before now.
The first day was a Saturday. Germans couldn’t let the weekend go by without ruining that too. Saturday, September 9.
He seemed to enjoy it though, and that’s the main thing. He’d been looking forward to school for ages – I guess they tell them how wonderful it is in the Kita, and he had no reason to believe otherwise – plus he had been told to expect presents and all kinds of goodies in a conical “Schultüte” that all the kids get, stuffed to the brim with sweets and all manner of shite that isn’t good for them.
We brought him to the class for 10am, left him there with his new teacher, Frau Bohne (Ms. Bean) and his new classmates, and then waited in the school hall for the great fete that was awaiting us.
Jaysus, it was terrible. A bunch of kids singing and performing and all the assembled adults clapping along to embellish the shiteness o…

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