So Happy Birthday K, hope it was a great one and yoroshiku onegaishimasu for the coming year.
Happy Birthday K
K's birthday today and the girls really got into the swing of things. All day Meg kept exclaiming "We should do X for Daddy! It's his birthday!" X included lining all the shoes up in the genkan, sweeping and mopping the floors, cleaning their desks, picking beans and cucumbers (dubious that one as K is the least veggie-licious of us all) packing up the outside toys, watering the lawn etc etc. Phew.... wish it was K's birthday every day! Other than that we shopped for sushi fixings and had a hand-rolled sushi feast in his honour and the girls made cards. Meg's was cute and pretty standard: Dear Daddy, Happy Birthday, I love you, love Meg. Amy's was more unique in its sentiment: Dear Daddy, Happy Birthday, Congratulations! I did the best I could. I love you even when you're angry, trace the heart machine. Love Amy. With Meg's help she wrote all the letters (hiragana) herself which was quite impressive and a bit of a surprise as we didn't know she could write. Woops. Lax parenting! Not sure about the message though as K gets angry about once every two months or so and even then he only says 'I'm getting angry' in a slightly elevated voice and trace the heart machine is a complete mystery to us all. Thought that counts and all that though huh?