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Miyu’s New Parking Space

Her scooter has always been somewhat of a nuisance in our house. Usually, it’s parked in our tatami office or when I get annoyed by it, I put it in our balcony. But then a few days later, Miyu gets it from the balcony and puts it right back where it was. Today, we were outside to meet our UberEats when Miyu came up with the bright idea that she should park her scooter right in front of our apartment. I thought, why not? Hopefully nobody steals it. But our neighbor two doors down have three kids and they park their little bikes out in front too, so I think it’ll be fine. 🤓

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The non-traditional tooth fairy

Miyu has been keeping her three baby teeth in a small jar I got from Daiso. She’s been asking me for a while now why the tooth fairy still hasn’t visited her. Well, that’s because the tooth fairy has been out of touch but is finally getting her life together. It may have taken her a few years, but so what?

No, what I’ll actually say to her (once she discovers the money in the jar) is “See, you just have to be patient. The tooth fairy visits eventually.” Then I’ll most likely have to explain what “eventually” means. I’m happy to report that Miyubear received ¥1,000 ($10) per tooth. 🤓 💰💰💰

Ken was shocked when I showed the jar to him, commenting how he only received ¥500 ($5) per tooth when he was a kid. I couldn’t really sympathize because when I was a kid, I don’t recall ever receiving anything from the tooth fairy.  He asked me why I didn’t put the money under her pillow and I shrugged, saying this was more convenient. Plus, this non-traditional tooth fairy is a few years late, might as well consolidate.

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After-dinner Faces

So far, leaving my T2i on the kitchen window sill has been working out nicely. I took these shots last week because all of the sudden, as I was sitting at the dining table sipping on my tea, I noticed Miyu’s marshmallow cheeks and thought to myself, wow, what happened? She’s so big now! In the second shot, I think it’s fascinating to see elements of Ken’s and my face on hers. So eerie, but in a wonderfully cute way.

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How can I help you?

Last Sunday, I asked Ken to go to my office and clean out the remaining mess I left behind. He had a little help as well. 🙂

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A gift from Miyu

I sat down at my desk just now and realized there was something odd. My OCD spidey senses immediately noticed that my little daughter had left me a small gift. Perhaps a tithe for letting her watch TV and use her tablet today? So sneaky! Wonder where she gets that from… 🙂