That is Yukiko on the right and Yuka on the left… Sugoy na! We took them to Pizza Schmizza.
The girls just got dropped off. This year they were Yukiko and Yuka. They acted a bit older than the girls from last year. They were both very nice. Turns out they thought my chicken pot pie, which I thought they wouldn’t like, was very delicious to them. They made us lunch yesterday with a kind of udon noodle and vegetable. They absolutely loved shopping at Target, especially the 1 dollar section. We took them also to Saturday market. Jeff really picked up the slack as I was really feeling lousy Sat. night, he made sure they were entertained and they taught him about katakana and kanji and all that good stuff. I was in bed. I never get colds, luckily this one didn’t take hold too strongly it only knocked about half the wind out of my sails.
They fell in love with Adeline and took at least 100 pictures of her. It was nice because they entertained themselves with either her or with the dog.
The low point of the trip? Maybe Sat night when I was sick and Addy wouldn’t sleep or eat and Jeff was taking care of the girls and I was being unsuccessful taking a rest… The high point? Sat. market easily. Last year we did so much more stuff with them, this year not as much.
No actually the high point was watching Jeff spend time with them… so many men would be thoroughly indifferent or annoyed by the language barrier, but he was sooo unaffected by this. he would just ask questions and be very patient and listen and he genuinely enjoyed the time with them. This gives me heart about us living the expat life for a few years. I know it’s a big leap but it is a small thing…makes me hopeful.