Winter vacation is almost over.
HRH goes back to work tomorrow, only to face another three day weekend.
HRH is getting sick of us, what with the constant need to eat and use the bathroom. Someone is always in some sort of crisis, and if you aren’t used to it then it’s exhausting and infuriating.
Yesterday we met friends from college and their son in Shibuya.
That’s right, I crossed the river. I try to avoid going to Tokyo whenever possible. Just the thought of people-pushing my way through The Scramble makes me suicidal, but we did it yesterday and survived.
It wasn’t crowded at all in the morning.(Some people would be disappointed by that.)
We went to this NHK museum thingy. The kids had a great time using this machine that lets you record the voice for a popular cartoon.
Me First is really into this show about animals called ダーウィンが来た, Darwin Was Here. There was a section of the museum devoted to the techniques used in videoing animals. If I hadn’t insisted it was time to leave Me First would probably still be there.
Today we went to a department store. Me First needs new pants or his exposed ankles will freeze. I used to just buy stuff without him, but his taste has evolved from wanting to wear anything with Thomas on it. Plus he needs to try things on now. We ended up with a pair of jeans that have a tire tread pattern on them so it looks like they’ve been runover.
But he likes them and they were on sale.
Somehow I found myself on the roof where the playground is with the kids while HRH shopped for himself.
Epiphany: he can do that any time he wants to. I’m the one that always has an entourage.
Fast forward thirty minutes and I am feeling bad about my fat lower body after trying on jeans (skinny jeans is such a misnomer) and HRH has somehow managed to make both children cry.
Somehow I should have seen that coming.
Me First is almost finished with his homework, and hopefully we’ll have a few days to focus on English. Was really hoping to get some site words memorized over the break, but alas that has yet to happen. Me First gets hung up on th words constantly: the, them, they, there… But he can read words like “invisible” and “magnetism” every time with no trouble. Go figure.