After destroying everything at kiddyland Shou ran round outside like a three year old on speed, and straight into the fountain. Awesome. Had a change of clothes but was thinking I might not need it until a bit further on in the proceedings. Hadn't thought about spare shoes though so had to go hunting for some new ones. He wasn't too enthralled with the ones I found as they sported no pictures of shinken rangers or lightening McQueen - which were the ones he had drowned in the fountain.
We went to the huge food court instead of braving one of the real restaurants for lunch. Shou was trying to look cool while we waited for our lunch but really he was just hanging out for the bell tickets we had to go off.
On the way to lunch we had to bi-pass the game centre. Obviously no point even trying to pretend is just a big boring sock and tie shop as anpanman and Thomas are right beside the door throwing themselves at anybody with small children. Actually is fun for whole family and I could probably waste about an hour and a good deal of hub's pay there if I really got stuck in and decided I just HAD to try and win the oversized care bear in the UFO catcher. As it happened I was very restrained and only had four turns. Fuck. Could almost buy oversized care bear. I think I got sucked in by 'care bear' - haven't seen one of those since I was little.
After lunch the boys went to watch 'Atom - Astro Boy' while I dossed round shopping and getting my phone charged and cleaned at the docomo shop. Lovely ex-gyaru at the phone shop. Had obviously spent the best part of her days before getting the job on her phone as she was super super fast. Had fab nail art too. What do you know and after the clean my phone decides to send international SMS messages again. Yay. I hadn't realised how dirty my phone was until she handed it back to me. The screen is soooooooooooo clean. And here I was thinking it was quite cool to have everything in black and white and fuzzy greys.
Ryu, the cutest baby in the world....
...got A LOT of attention and I spent the rest of the day on a proud, but very 'yeah whatever, I know he's cute', high. Two people took his photo and the docomo shop girl just about 'kawaiiii-ed' him into hysterical laughter. Think Ryu was quite taken with her.
Before going back to meet the boys to head home, but after just a little bit of hitting the shops, I bought a coffee shake with tapioca from the tapioca (?) drink shop. Coffee Chiemi raved about it so I thought I would take the plunge, eventhough my memory of tapioca was flavorless gooey bits of rubbery shit.
Nice to know my memory is OK. Still not a fan, and neither is Shou. He had a few mouthfulls in the car, which resulted in the carseat also getting a few mouthfulls as Shou tried to work his mouth around a couple of flavorless gooey bits of rubbery shit.
Marina and Granny K survived the day without us and I think it was a successful day all round. Hub agreed that taking the day off to do fun stuff with the family was actually quite good and might happen more often - as in more than once a year. Next time I will have to try and convince Granny K to look after Shou - although I guess he could go to kindy and we could just go out with our little girl. And Ryu of course. He still doesn't get counted as a proper child as he is still so easy when we are out. Usually. Most of the time.
Hub had to go out to a labour union bollocksy ranty meeting at half five and the dinner and bath thing was admittedly a bit chaotic but the kids were all asleep by quarter to eight.
I am now going to put on some fake nails. No PTA meetings coming up but hey, might make me feel like less of a bush pig for a couple more days aye. Until they start falling off.