The boys have started school again, and you know what I miss about Brazil? The uniforms.
There are a lot of things that can be said about the superior quality of education in Canada, but I miss the uniforms of a third-world country!
In Brazil all the kids wear uniforms for school, from kindergarten to secondary school, public and private schools alike. They like it so much that a lot of jobs that one wouldn’t expect to have uniforms, require their employees to wear one too (pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, gyms, driver’s schools, etc.). It usually consists of comfortable shorts and T-shirt, sometimes a pair of pants and a light jacket too (optional), in a resistant and very washable fabric. It’s cheap, durable, and oh so practical. The boys had each two pairs of uniforms, and I simply needed to wash the dirty one while the other was being used.