2010年8月5日木曜日

you know you're tired when...

I am absolutely bushed. Today was day 2 of a three day Summer English Day camp we're doing at work. And of course we are also up at 6 to get ready for radio calisthenics and I'm teaching all my regular classes around the camp. So it's crazy. Got home today and I couldn't remember whether I'd sat down today or not. I do know I was outside and active from 9:00- 3:30. I always thought I'd like to have a job working for the parks and gardens department of a city. Sounded quite romantic spending all your time out in the sun and the wind and planting and nourishing things all day long. Well, turns out being out in the elements all day long is quite exhausting. Or it could be the 45 kids we had there with us... or the games of capture the flag... or trying to keep up with an excited group of 6-7 year olds on a scavenger hunt.... Any one of those could have done it, hey?

By the time I got home tonight my mind was going on me. I knew I was tired because:

I called Meg Amy and Amy Meg. Multiple times....

I asked K to cook dinner knowing full well we were in for boiled noodles of some sort (somen) and canned toppings of some sort (tuna and corn) to his credit he added fresh okra and tomato. Unfortunately he didn't know to blanche the okra and the girls were less than impressed...

I didn't have the energy to insist Amy ate with a fork or chopsticks resulting in her slurping somen through a straw.

I asked K to finish eating with the girls while I had a restorative bath knowing full well it would result in a fantastic mess. And it did. And they had veritable slabs of watermelon for dessert.

I fell asleep in the bath and dropped my magazine in the water. Oh noooooo!

I had tremendous trouble turning my t-shirt the right side out and getting it on right way around. You'd think it was a rubix cube the way it confounded me.

I had three cups of coffee before my tutees arrived with their summer homework and still almost nodded off resulting in a coffee (me) and chocolate (all of us) break. There were no complaints on that one!

My English is going hazy and I had to reverse search with my Japanese dictionary to find nourish and blanche...

My Japanese is going and I could remember how to say the past participle (kakobunshi) but not how to conjugate the verb to see.... miru, mireru? mirerarere???

I decide to go to bed at 9:30.....

Half the 6 year olds in Japan stay up later than that.

Ouch.

4 件のコメント:

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

sucking someone through a straw - now that's the way it should be eaten. Well done kids.

Hope you got your early night and the last day of the camp isn't so exhausting.

Nighty night.

建邱勳 さんのコメント...

耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................

Rachel さんのコメント...

We went to a nagashi somen restaurant the other day. Next time, I'm bringing straws!

I also say, you know you're tired when you blink and your eyes don't open again. I think you had that kind of day??

Careful with that bath, DH's auntie died falling asleep in the bath!

thefukases さんのコメント...

I think somen through a straw would be a bit disconcerting but Amy seems to enjoy it. Actually much less messy than her usual flinging it around with her chopsticks!

The aunt drowned? Or had a heart attack? I fall asleep in the bath probably more often than I should so I'm worrying now!