Warning - Gaijinwife pic to follow. Not doing bollywood or anything exciting, just boring family pic but if you don't want to see it stop reading. I know what it's like. You read a blog and get an image of that person in your head - that no doubt doesn't match the real thing. Nevermind. You have been warned.
As inevitably happens after a down in the dumps post, today was indeed a better day. It did start a bit out of the ordinary. Although, Marina waking up at 4:55am and coming into our room to wake us up and try and coax us downstairs isn't out of the ordinary, and neither is Shou coming in not much later to try and get Marina to jump on the bed and cause general havoc. Absolutely normal.
Hub trying to seduce me while I lean over him trying to shake a cockroach out of the curtains so I can spray the bastard though... heeeelllllooooooooo darling are you still dreaming?? We had the lights off in an attempt to fool the children into going back to sleep until 6am - or at least lie still for Christ's sake. Shou pipes up that he can see a cockroach on the ceiling - which is my worst fuckin nightmare cause the roaches in Japan, as well as being genetically engineered and extremely large, can also fly. Straight into your face if they start up high enough. Shou has of late been into sharing extended versions of tales. Like the snake that was in his bed that magically disappeared when I started looking for it - it jumped out the window according to Shou. So, kind of like the boy that cried wolf I didn't believe the cockroach story.
Yeah, yeah, whatever son, back to sleep with you.
And then I saw it. Creeping down from the ceiling along the top of the wall. I got the spray from on top of the wardrobe and went to battle. I lean over hub. I am not wearing a black lacy bra and crotchless undie set. I am wearing PJs - long cotton PJs. Hub claims that he groped my boob and then tried to give me a wedgie (which is what it felt like but he thinks he was seductively trying to lightly butterfly touch my fanny through my PJs) because 'he thought' I was giving him signals by brushing my boob over his superchinichin - which I might add never happened cause what he thought was my boob was in fact my flummy and by no intention of mine was it swaying seductively over his bits.
So anyway, I batt him off and in doing so lose my moment to get the roach, which goes down behind the bed. Half an hour later, the kids are in Granny K's room, Ryu is still asleep and I sashay upstairs to where hub is, thinking we might start the day with a quickie which hasn't happened for bloody years. After all, really only need a three minute window of opportunity. The moment has passed though and he says tonight my princess tonight.
OK, so all he really says is 'konya yaro' (let's shag tonight), but a girl can dream can't she?
Tonight hub was home early - as in unheard of at half six. The bath and bed thing was all good. We even get Granny K to take a photo of the five of us - the first time ever...
So Ryu and Marina are asleep and I have had a talk to Shou (AGAIN) about the pros of going to sleep on is own - like the fact that he will get to sleep in a bunk bed with Marina just as soon as he doesn't need mummy or daddy patting his back and lying with him. He said he would sleep by himself so I leave the door open and go to go downstairs - and when I pass our room hub is lying there. He sees me and 'invites' me over - he actually uses his arms instead of just gyrating his hips. Can't resist the offer of some snuggles so I relent. He is all for it but I insist that Shou will be out of bed and into our room in ten seconds and not even hub can finish an international relations meeting that fast. And whadda you know - Shou comes in. Is well pleased to see mummy and daddy a bit entwined and promptly asks to sleep in the middle and even comments that our feet are still touching!!
So anyway, that was the not quite shaggadelic proceedings today. The day is not over though! I can tell you, there was definitely more international relations meetings going on during my horny housewife days.
Thank you all for the comments yesterday and ideas for mum. I took Ryu to the doctors today and seeing as was all the way over in the big smoke decided to get a birthday prezzie for a friend, a prezzie for a friend who has just had a baby and mum's thing. I had decided that an electronic photo frame would be good but they didn't have battery operated ones so I got digital photo book (one you do yourself) and a card that you can record onto so I can get Marina and Shou and Ryu screaming 'hey granny, get better soon, we love you' or something similar!! I having been looking at DVDs too - thank you so much for the ideas. Has been great. I remembered she had bought herself a couple of audio books for the last chemo treatment so I got her some fab bling ear phones and need to get a couple of audio books to go with it.
And in other fun news - I took the rice to the rice ATM today. So, for my friend who has always wanted to know what this was....
These are little buildings that stand alone in the middle of nowhere. You take your bag of rice - between 10 and 30kg (husked - as in straight off the harvester) and...
And that is rice dehusking 101.
Right, off to bed.
Wink wink, nudge nudge.