Six Years of High School: The Life of a Young Argentinian

We have a patio that has tiles, but there is no huge yard in the front for my dogs to run in."

What chores do you have at home?:

"I have basic chores like setting the table for dinner, cleaning the dishes, making the bed and cleaning the furniture. I don't have a strict schedule with chores. I just do them when my parents ask or when it is needed. I also do not get an allowance but sometimes we get rewarded with a little ice cream or another small gift (like facturas)."

What jobs do your parents have?:

"My mother has her own business. She owns a clothing store that sells clothes for women, men and children. She also does custom uniforms here in Bahía and sometimes the private schools ask her to make uniforms for the students who go there. My dad works for a company called Unilever."

What time does school start, and what time do you go home?:

"I go to school around 7:30 in the morning. Around 12:00 PM, we have a two-hour break for lunch, in which we go home to eat or go somewhere nearby for food. Class starts up again around 2:00 PM and we are there until about 3:00 PM."

How do you get to school? Are you allowed to go to school by yourself?:

"My parents usually drive me to school in the morning, even though it is only about three blocks away from my home! My parents prefer to drive me because it is still dark and cold outside at the hour that I have to be in school. It isn't safe to walk alone in the dark. However, I am allowed to walk back home after school because it is not dark. Sometimes my parents pick me up, though, if the weather is too harsh."