This year, due to the pandemic, Miyu’s first grade undokai was shortened. I wasn’t disappointed, if I’m being honest. Crowded places, noise, and a language I can’t speak spells disaster for my anxiety. But the nicest surprise was that Ken decided to forego work and… Read More
During this Summer Break, or Natsuyasumi 夏休み, of her first school year, Miyu and her classmates were tasked with taking care of their plants at home. Their Summer breaks are apparently three weeks long beginning in August. During a parent-teacher conference in late July shortly… Read More
Shortly before 0800, we left the house so Miyu could stand in line with the other kids in our neighborhood. The air was slightly cool but there was a promise of growing humidity later in the day. A volunteer parent was checking off names and… Read More
Today’s priority was labeling Miyu’s gym clothes. I ordered some printable cloth iron-on paper from Amazon Japan, created the labels in Adobe Illustrator, and was amazed at how easy it actually was. I had been dreading this for months, but with her starting school next… Read More
Feeling very grateful that I’m able to buy her these things.