Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. All the kids are back to public school here as of last week and the private schools this week. And it’s looming within the next couple of weeks for you folks in other areas, I imagine. For some of us this is cause for celebrating. For others, a time for tears, with little ones starting kindergarten and big kids going off to college; or perhaps just feeling a little bummed that the carefree summer is over. If you’re at either end of this spectrum, or somewhere in between, do share with us.
Anyhoo, my son started high school last week and several days before, we went in for Meet the Teacher Day. The ninth-graders went first at 8:15 a.m., followed a bit later by the sophomores and juniors (the seniors came in at lunchtime). So by mid-morning you can imagine that the halls were jam-packed with bodies: students, parents, little brothers and sisters, and of course, teachers and administrators.
Well, after a little while of fighting our way through wave after wave of humanity in the halls and walking for what seemed like miles, can I just tell you that I was ever so thankful to be sniffing Chanel Eau de Cologne on my wrists and have Cristalle wafting up from my neck and chest?
Which got me thinking: Are any schools considered fragrance-free zones these days? If you’re a teacher, counselor, principal, etc., do you wear perfume at work? Do you use it as a student? If so, would love to hear what you wear while you’re on the school time clock. Although I imagine that it might be a no-no for cafeteria employees.
As for us, I haven’t seen any kind of edict or regulation from our school, so I think it’s still OK.