The girls are 7 1/2, 5 1/2 and just turned 3. My two are more confident in Japanese but can communicate in English when pressed. Miss N is the opposite. She is the cutest little thing ever and comes out with absolute crackers. She's an only child and it freaked her out when my two started bickering which was fabulous- not that it freaked her out of course but that Meg and Amy really toned down the mindless bickering because they didn't want N to cry. N really was a princess while she was here with M and A as her ladies in waiting. They were both so desperate to be the one who played with her and held her hand and got her slippers and drew pictures for her etc etc etc. And they spoke English the entire time. I realised talking to another kid in English is something they don't really have a lot of experience with and it was great to see them giving it a real go. Meg was so impressed that N 'speaks so much English and she's sooo little still!'
There was a lot of dancing going on. Here we have fairies dancing to Lady Gaga... as you do right?
Now everyone has gone home, PIL to Fukushima to see the plumber and touch base and decide whether to stay or come back here again and N and her mummy back to Tokyo to get back to real life and it seems very quiet here. Quiet and kind of lonely. We all miss our princess in residence!