2009年10月12日月曜日

Dad of the year

I don't know how other English Conversation Schools do it but where I work they have to schedule classes on some holiday Mondays as so many public holidays happen on Mondays that otherwise those classes would miss out on far too much of my scintillating conversation.

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?
A: 2
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.

Lucky guy!

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."

ouch

4 件のコメント:

illahee さんのコメント...

ouch indeed! made me LOL though. too cute!

love the outfit, too, especially the boots. you never know when you might have to muck out a stable. ;)

i'm impressed with your husband. good job, K!

Kim さんのコメント...

Wow, Ken DOES get points, and OUCH! Of course, you aren't running a one day race, but a FOREVER marathon! SMILE!

Gina さんのコメント...

Very cute! And what a good daddy indeed! : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

illahee- Yup, Amy is a rainboots all year round kinda girl.

Kim- I love that. Yup a forever marathon here.

Gina- yup, he's wonderful and we love him. Now, if he could only not be the first one to fall asleep at nap time- and the last one to wake up- every single Saturday....