So this morning, with the earthquake and tsunami warnings all over the telly Shou and I were talking. He has been calling them TsuMami Keiho - warnings all day. TsuMami are nibbles, snacks. Probably a 3 year olds dream - to have a 3m wave of snacks and nibbles rain down on you. Yay. I had to try not to giggle every time he said it though as he is into saying '笑うことじゃないでしょう' (not something to laugh about) at anything I even show a hint of a smile at, that he wasn't intending to be funny. Silly bugger.
This morning was an eaaaaaaaaarly start. Before 5am I think. I was 'this' close to cancelling our trip to Rachels to throw eggs and claim back land. Hub left for work at eight and we got out the door just before nine. I decided to leave Ryu and just do a visit for a few hours. In hindsight (a wonderful thing) I should have taken him so we could have stayed for longer - and at least seen Illahee and Kuri and Ping. Where were you guys?? So can't use the sucked in by a 30cm tsunami excuse.
We arrived and after five seconds of shyness the kids had a great time. Marina was loving having Rachel's older two (10 and 8-ish??) - as older kids that weren't going to try and take all her toys. Is perfect really as they have Erica who is Marina's age and so are fully primed in the ways of two year old girls. Shou, being a 3 year old boy, nearly fits into that category though so he was loving it too - especially as he had chosen to wear Marina's pink with pom pom leg warmers.
He did put on the spider man outfit I forgot we had and re-found this morning - for about five seconds but promptly took it off when he remembered that I squash the spiders I see with a tissue box.
Got home five minutes before Granny K had to head to the funeral - in jacket over black vest, black slacks and black hush puppies. Ryu was content to hang out while the rest of us palyed outside - mummy being the big bag wani (crocodile) chasing them in and out of the adventure playhouse. Fun and games.
Hub was home early only to leave again for a wannabe fireman 'meeting' slash on the lash at the hall thirty metres away. Not much stumbling to be done from there to get home. Although I guess he does have to get over the bridge so technically he could fall in the river. Quite possible considering he has been so busy lately and is so knackered. A few shochus might just stumble him into the river.
Edit - Marina has just woken up and vomitted all over herself, bed, floor and me. Awesome. Poor wee thing. She seems fine now and is in Granny K's room cutting up bits of paper and saying she wants to sleep in there - acutally now hub has just taken her up to bed. Will see how it goes. He also said the teacher at kindy this morning said a funny bug was going round so hopefully that was her lot in and out and over with.
And this not five minutes after I had emailed hub and said the kids were asleep and he could enjoy his drinking thing without worrying about coming home to bitchy gaijinwife. I shouldn't have told him but I did and he came home straight away. Good man.
Right, I better get to dealing with the bed sheets and chucky PJs and pillow slips.
But, seeing as I spent twenty minutes uploading 4 pictures before I started this post - over an hour ago...
We had asari (baby clams perhaps?) butter with dinner...
Shou is so into helping or doing EVERYTHING and half the time it is better to let him do it in the name of keeping the peace. And no, Marina had none of the shellfish so can't blame it on them - and it she had and it was them then I would be up for one hellova night as I ate 90 percent of them.
My little vomitty princess...