2011年6月13日月曜日

the gangster and the high school dropout

Well not even a high school drop out because she isn't even going to high school at all.

Meg that is.

She loves school.

She wants to go on the holidays.

But she doesn't like maths.

She told K she didn't want to do maths anymore. She wants to go to school but she doesn't want to do maths. (Factual, engineer but not very in touch with a 7 year old emotionally) K told her you have to do maths at school. Allllll the way through school.

Until University? I don't want to do maths for that long.

Well, you only have to go to school until you finish JHS. After that you're there because you want to be.

So some people don't do maths after JHS?!

That's right.

That's what I'm going to do! I'm not going to go to high school then I won't have to do maths!!

Ever since that conversation I have been having long and involved conversations about what Meg intends to do after JHS while not going to HS. After explaining that legally she still wouldn't be able to open a cake shop or get married (her current future ambitions) she has decided she will just play and hang around the house and go to the park until she's 18. Fabulous!

The gangster is Amy. Well gangster in training. Her little friend with the lightening bolt hairstyle has taught her quite an impressive vocabulary. She also has enough Japanese (or rather non-me) DNA in her to be able to roll her Rs like a proper little gangster. Unfortunately (or rather fortunately!) she doesn't quite know how to use her new words and comes out with beauties like "If you don't stop teasing me I won't cut out your tongue." Poor kid needs to get some more practice before she starts her motorcycle gang. That and get the hang of riding without her training wheels as I'm pretty sure it won't be good for her street cred. to have me running along behind her pushing the back of her motorbike as she revs the engine, huh?

4 件のコメント:

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Excellent. You should try and get them on film at the moment. with their rolling r's and ambitions to get married at 16. Fortunately Shou hasn't tolled me he's going to cut out my tongue but this morning he banished me, and Ryu, from the house. So I went.

Gina さんのコメント...

I know Meg's love of school. And that she is such a great student. : ) If it helps at all, I also loved school too, except the math part.

Considering my dislike of math, it's pretty interesting... Branden loves math and is really good at it @_@ (and fwiw, he did not get that from me : ).

And ahhh yes I remember lightening bolt hair kid. : ) Amy's very good friend. : )

achan さんのコメント...

I think Amy should Skype Shou and get the Kyushu gang going...partners in crime :)

thefukases さんのコメント...

GW- I'm torn between wanting to record it for posterity and not wanting any record of how shockingly rude they can be- bad mummy moment and al that....

And being told to get out of the house and that I'm not needed gets met by mummy having a coffee on the deck while they very quickly realise that maybe having mummy around is a good idea afterall.

G- Yeah, I'm pretty sure Meg will go to high school. She loves Japanese and has better kanji skills than me already so I think that will be incentive enough! And yeah, lightening bolt boy... oh well maybe she'll get the rebel boy thing out of her system now and will be into nerds by the time she's 16?

achan- I do sometimes wonder what a play date between the Aramaki kids and the Fukase kids would be like..... me thinks lots of sav would be in order... and it would have to be an outside playdate as no one house could take that much energy!