Ryu and I have just got back from the supermarket and the post office. He got admired in the vege section and again beside the fish tank and the bread section. I left him in the car at the post office cause it was lashing rain and I didn't think I would be very long - and he was asleep. Got the bloody pleb woman who doesn't know where New Zealand is though and took ages. I wrote on the senders slip what was in the parcel - plastic fruit and chocolate. She called someone else over to enquire as to what I had written - despite fact I am standing less than 1m away and she has just finished having conversation with me in Japanese. They confer over my handwriting. They have deciphered fruit when I just tell them. Put them out of their misery.
They enquired into the plastic fruit and had to explain it was the stuff with the Velcro in the middle that kids cut open with a plastic knife and then stick back together - repeat continuously until it loses stick. They seemed a bit bewildered at a box of plastic fruit and chocolate but I finally got it sent off.
It has been pissing rain all day which made for a fun trip to take the kids to kindy. Hub was taking Granny K to the hospital (for nothing too serious) on his way to work so I had Ryu with me too. Marina fell over between the car and the gate so her teacher was taking her straight to get changed. What is it with little kids and gumboots - both her and Shou want to wear them every day and would probably wear them to bed if I let them.
I think Granny K has declared peace after yesterday's run in. Well, I am presuming that the half a pumpkin, pickled cucumber and boiled fish in soya sauce she left on my bench yesterday was meant as a peace offering? Me and the kids didn't have any just in case though. Hub scoffed the lot :)
He is still acting funny and all moody and pissed off after our argument. I got met with silence after saying good night to him last night. One of the things about not sharing a bed for this first month or two until Ryu gets into a routine - making up takes longer. No finding each others feet at the end of the bed. Ah well, he'll grow up sometime.
On that note, here is hub having his first hold of Ryu after his bath.
The first bath... Ryu's face purple after cord tried to strangle him on way out. Only took an hour or two for the color to catch up to the nice baby pink of the rest of his body though.
The weigh in - 3834 grams
Getting measured - 51.2cm
Elmo keeping an eye on Ryu...
I had a photo of 'the chair' too but it has gotten lost in transition from one computer to the next. Am sure anybody having a baby in Japan has been in one of these already though. Will be interesting for people back home to see though so might try and post it next time.