Saturday, 7 August 2010

Boringness

Hub is off drumming at the local 'return of the dead' festival and has taken Shou with him - who has a wine box strapped to his back with glue on buttons (thanks mummy) and red pipe cleaners shooting out the bottom aka fire and rocket pack. Granny K has also gone as just up the road. She said she would take Marina with her - twenty minutes after I started the bed routine so unfortunately Marina misses out.

Her and Ryu are now both up watching the carebears. Ryu is actually trying to smash the stag beetle box with a big mettle ambulance but we'll just pretend he's watching.

I am so sick of rogue insects escaping from their respective bangkok hiltons. Came across two stag beetles when I woke up this morning and a couple of grass hopers throughout the day - just casually hanging out in our lounge. The whole lot of them miraculously made a departure before Shou got home from kinder and the grass got cut - meaning grass hopper heaven no longer.  The bug king still managed to catch eight new ones. Fuck it.

Hub went and cleaned the family grave this morning - cut the grass around it and cleaned the tomb (?). I am usually on helping duties but was 'too sick' this morning so got banished to bed to get better god damn it. I of course jumped at the opportunity to drink ice coffee and doss round on the internet. We took Ryu to sushi but I think he has reached the age now when taking him out isn't an easy outing. It wasn't a heinous trip it was just not as pleasant as it was a month ago when he was a bit less curious and down right fuckin mad and crazy. hurling shit all over the floor.

The kids home from kinder and...

Marina was your typical two and a half year old girl. Crown, Pink, Puricure, and Mummy's Shoes... and Shou was....
a typical four year old boy - climbing through the deck with his magnifying glass to go get bugs.

Ryu was being his usual cute self...

It was a bit of a fabric softener add evening. Until dinner when serious threats were issued to get children to eat cold noodles, fried pork and fruit - odd combination but this is Japan so you can get away with putting fruit next to meat next to egg roll next to shrimp next to sushi rice - and all cold if you want.  Baths were had and for a brief ten seconds Marina and Shou were

God, these moments are few and far between. A fight broke out about what color Marina was using to color Ultraman or Shinkenja Red or whoever she is coloring in.

Ohhhhh, they have just been so cute - Ryu and Marina (as others at festival). Lucky the camera was close to hand..


Oh, and I probably shouldn't write this but nevermind. Hub came up behind me during all the evening fiasco and did the hip grind. Shou and Marina were busy coloring but Ryu was on his pillow having his milk and saw us - and cracked up. Now every time hub does the air hip grind Ryu is in hysterics. Shou saw Ryu laughing and tried to hip grind as well. Not quite the same though and Ryu wasn't that impressed. Was one of those 'guess you have to be there' moments :D

And got 'just the best' text from mum from OZ. Yay. Fun holidays mum.

See you soon.

SDGH&QL

8 comments:

Chrysanthemum Mum said...

Not boring at all! Love the pics especially the one of Marina and Ryu. Gotta love days like this - much more preferable than the usual chaos, no?

Rachel said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Shou is such an intrepid boy. You're good with the craft - are they your ideas, or his?

illahee said...

uh, bugs?? uh-oh....

Gaijin Wife said...

Rachel - ideas? aka the rocket launcher? All his idea I was just the masking taper and gluer.

Illahee - they will ALL be gone by tuesday. Or at least locked securely behind fat bars.

Sarahf said...

What is it with Japanese kids and insects? I work in a Kid's eikaiwa and they love bringing them to show me. It's hard to continually feign interest.

Generic Jen B said...

That's a charming shot of Shou. And colouring! I miss colouring.

thefukases said...

you got two harmonious sibling photos in the same day??? Wow. That's not boring that's a miracle!! Our bug cage lid is weighed down with two cans of paint t the moment. A great excuse not to finish painting the corridor as I do NOT want to wake up to a kuwagata staring me down!

Adam W said...

I guess I was non-typical as I was most looking for bugs and whatnot in my mother's shoes. Hahaha.

Just kidding.

... or am I?