2010年7月4日日曜日

blast from the past

Found some old emails when I was tidying up. At the time Meg was three years old and Amy was one.

April 14 2008
Another terrible day yesterday. although seems kind of funny in 24hrs hindsight. Kept Meg home and we went to English playgroup. All my friends have left (waaaahhh) and the new people seem to all have >12month olds. Not a lot of fun doing games!!
Anyway Meg fell asleep on the way home and Amy refused. Got home and Meg woke up. Not a chance Amy will nap now so Amy spent the afternoon getting increasingly wretched culminating in a one hour crying fit when I wouldn't let her wear her shoes in the house.
So Amy is tired and unconsolable, Meg is refreshed and wired, K is working late and I have a student coming at 8pm. Decided to feed the girls and worry about K's dinner later (I can survive on yoghurt, fruit and chocolate.) ;) Found some Brazillian dish my neighbor gave me and heated it up. Ohhh yummy beans and sausages. I'll have some too. Hang on... what's that? TRIPE!!!!!!! Now I know it's edible but so are beetles and I have no desire to eat those either. So I was a bad mummy and spooned all the tripe on to Meg and Amy and I had the sausages. Isn't that terrible???
Then Meg is going on endlessly about something or another. That's right it was why is Pooh-san unchi in English? And I was failing at convincing her the silent H made all the difference when there's a splat. Amy literally fell asleep in her dinner. Yuck. Freaked she'd suffocate so pulled her out and wiped her face and she still wouldn't wake up. Out cold. Got out a futon and put her down in the playroom thinking she'd be up in 10 minutes. She slept on and on. Put Meg to bed 'why doesn't amy have to have a bath? why is Amy sleeping downstairs?' etc etc Started the fire, Made K's dinner, taught an hours lesson in the same room and she STILL didn't wake up. Then 10pm as I'm getting ready for bed she wakes up disoriented and grumpy. Why Amy futon? Where's Meg? etc etc. So she was refreshed and up for an hour before I could convince her back to bed.
Of course she's tired today and the cycle will continue!!
April 17th
I took Meg and Amy to a JET talent show tonight (K had Tai chi and I wanted to see it) and it was mostly great- singing, dancing, cabaret numbers etc. Then there were 5 women doing exerts from 'The vagina monologues' uh oh. Meg kept repeating 'Angry pussy' all the way home. >_< Of course they didn't understand it but it was a bit much and you can hardly walk out or start talking during the performance can you? aghhhhh!!!
I can't decide whether I'm nostalgic for when they were so little or relieved we got through those years intact and have come out the other side!

2 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

You give me hope...there is an end to all this...and really it isn't too far away!!

Finding old letters and the like is really refreshing, even when we don't feel life has changed they show us how much it has!!

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

oh come on, you must be nostalgic for small children repeating 'angry pussy' over and over again. LOL. And falling asleep in dinner - have yet to have a child do that. Hope I have the camera handy when it does!