2011年1月30日日曜日

While mummy's away...

I spent the weekend in Kyoto at the AFWJ Board Meeting. I left on the 7:00 am train Saturday morning and got home at 6:00 pm Sunday night. K and the girls drove me to the station Saturday so we were all up and out of the house by 6:00am. Both girls usually wake us up at the crack of dawn every single Saturday but wouldn't you know it they were not only both still asleep at 5:30 but also flat refused to get out of bed moaning 'can't you see we're still sleeping??' Talk about pot, kettle black!!' Anyway, I packed them each a vegemite and cheese sandwich and a wholemeal apple and boysenberry muffin to eat in the car and they slept till 5:55 and then we carried them into the car in their pjs. Their pjs are black super fleecey hooded outfits that really could double for outdoor wear- and so for the less academically inclined High School girls I see squatting outside 7-11.... It wasn't quite the look K wanted but when I suggested he undress and dress them both then he decided the junior delinquent look would suffice for one early morning station trip.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to do their hair before I left but assumed K would give it a go.

Fast forward to Sunday night and I'm back at the station and my fabulous family were there waiting for me. The girls were wearing knee length skirts and snow boots- no leggings or tights. Oh well, they're old enough to put on some more clothes if their cold right? But the hair.... they both had their hair plaited. I was amazed! I didn't realise K could plait hair.... I mentioned it and Meg laughed and said 'he didn't do our hair yesterday or today!' Ahhh, that explains it! Oh well, they lived.

I had left a meal plan and all the ingredients but shopping with daddy is one of the girls favourite things to do when I'm away so they had supplemented it all with mochi and cream pan and as Amy mentioned about a dozen times in one 40 minute ride home 'Gum. We had gum. Chewing gum!' Another contraband.... Oh well, they lived.

I had had Meg finish all her homework before I left and all she had left to do was to get Daddy to go through and mark it for her. Only when he suggested they do it she didn't want to. Instead of insisting he acquiesced. So I got home to five pages of homework to correct and then have Meg redo the mistakes. Oh well, she lived.

And I can't be too critical after all as, as well as the meeting, I went out for a fabulous dinner with wonderful women, had a ball walking all over Kyoto, did some shopping and just had a great escape from the same old, same old and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

But not brushing hair for two days straight? That's beyond gross!

5 件のコメント:

Rachel さんのコメント...

I came home to a toddler who had not been groomed for two days! At least my older two can do it themselves now. I think I spent my first hour with my baby grooming, dabbing on creams, brushing out knots etc! ON THE BRIGHT SIDE the cutlery drawer had been cleaned out, and the genkan, and they did the living room for me too before I got home, and K cooked what was apparently the best curry in the universe while I was gone.

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

if the only bad thing about leaving for the weekend is knotty hair for you two then you should all do it more often! Surely AFWJ can think of some conferences to be held at least 6 times a year. When I leave hub goes straight out and buys the kids bikes. One for Shou when Ryu and I went to NZ and then it was Marina's turn while I was in Fukuoka in January.

Bryn さんのコメント...

Glad you had fun in Kyoto, but we missed you in Karuizawa! Lily and Cecelia saw a side of me very, very few people have ever seen (hotel had a lovely rotenburo!) Aren't you sorry you missed out? LMNAO!

illahee さんのコメント...

OMG, sasha's hair was in the same braids, too!! O.o i was not impressed. LOL

thefukases さんのコメント...

Rachel- Yes, the girls all raved about Daddy's cooking and he had kept ontop of the laundry pile which is a feat in itself. The hair thing though....

GW- bikes in winter- thanks daddy! And who gets to teach them how to ride while freezing out there, huh? We have a long corridor and the girls Christmas bikes/ scooters have always been inside only until Spring!

Bryn- oooohh I am so sad I missed it. And you know I have nothing else on all month- grrr timing! Can't believe you braved the rotenburo in Karuizawa in winter though- you're made of strong stuff!

illahee- aren't you thankful you plaited it? I kept thinking about the mess I would have come home to if Amy's waist length hair had been in pigtails....