So, today I worked.
But K and the girls had the day off. When I left the house at 8:30 everyone was in their PJs, hadn't had brekky, the girls were setting up a kinder for their dolls- complete with entrance interview:
M: How old is she?
M: How many times has she cried since she was born?
A: 0. Zero?????? Give me a break!
I got home at 4:30 and asked how the day was.
Had they spent the day in PJs watching TV while K napped/ faffed about in the woodpile?
Nope. Shame on me for asking.
He made them a bento- cute shaped onigiri, pickled plums, left over salad drenched in mayonnaise and persimmon but still a bento, and took them to Matsumoto Skypark, a huge park area in the no-build zone around Matsumoto airport. The girls love it because there are a whole lot of different play areas including some franken-bicycles a volunteer group makes and lends out. It's about a 30 minute drive away though and there are so many regular two-swings-and-a-slide parks in between that we rarely venture out there. But not only did K go there with a bento but he stayed there from 11-4, five hours at the park without a book or a playdate parent to chat with or anything...
"what did you do all that time?"
"I played with them."
Ahhhhh..... feeling like I'm losing in the parent points race....
And he even remembered to both take the camera and use it. Phewwwww.... dad of the year around here, I reckon. I was so impressed I even forgot to be mad when at 11pm he casually mentioned that the happi coat M wore for Sport's Day had to be ironed and folded just so before being returned to Kinder tomorrow morning.
He even did their hair...
I think Amy may have dressed herself though....
And the verdict from the girls? I was complaining about the traffic on the way home and M piped up "If it was really crowded you could have waited and come home tomorrow."