The kids started school today and it was a success!!
Lunch making was a bit tough as we’re still figuring out how to navigate the grocery store and we don’t have a ton of our dishes. But I made it work. The kids didn’t want me to send peanut butter until they were sure they were allowed to. They’re such sweet creatures. (Also Nathaniel made them afraid of Japanese peanut butter.)
(Rosie wouldn’t take a picture at the stop)
Then Nathaniel made me sit down and do paperwork with/for him. It was horrible. So I snuggled Porter, my friend.
Then Porter helped with some paperwork.
Then he snuggled Nathaniel while he worked.
Nathaniel was a slave driver most of the morning so there was little to report. Although I did discover that he helpfully translated the soy milk for me. . .
He leads a thrilling life.
Anyway, finally he decided to run some errands with me on this, our last day together. Unfortunately we didn’t have any cash money. Something that is very different in Japan from the United States is that here, very few places take credit cards. You do almost all your transactions in cash or bank transfers. Which is great if you bank account. Which we will. Tomorrow. So we drove around and found a bank to exchange some more cash. They were confused, we were confused. But we got the money. So we went to eat.
Nathaniel had eel because it was the only thing in the place that didn’t have or wasn’t cooked in buta (pig) or gyu (cow. Rhymes with ew). But it was tasty.
I had a mini, fast hot pot. It was tasty too.
But the highlight of this trip was the worlds tiniest bathroom. Nathaniel went first and told me I had to go. It was so tiny I practically had to stand on the toilet to open and close the door.
And then, just for my in mother in law, I made it sing me the song of its people.
Whatcha saying potty?!?!?
On our way home we stopped at a recycle shop to see what they had.
Ok. Full disclosure we stopped because the name is too funny.
Good news!!! Nathaniel found a million magic cards. I was so worried we wouldn’t have any. Oh. And they are in English. So not even something super special.
The kids had a short day today so I picked them up from the bus.
And they had a great day. They made friends at school! And Rosie told her teacher that her mom thinks he’s cute. Thanks kid. Should make parent/teacher conferences exciting.
I took a shower and realized that the mirror in the shower is in weird spot. First it’s in the shower. Secondly it goes from nipple to knee. Not exactly a helpful placement.
But the shower set up is so cool. You have a whole room to shower in next to the tub. Here’s a picture
It’s probably my favorite set up in the house. It works really well and you can shower while 2 people are in the toilets and a third person does laundry is in any one else’s way. It’s amazing.
I stopped at the grocery and bought these, cause how could I not?
Then I made dinner. Turns out cooking chopsticks, while ridiculous , work really well for cooking spaghetti!
Nathaniel bought me some plum wine that you cut with hot water which I was excited for. Except I clearly oveestimatd how much water I would need to add so I ended up with a giant glass. Which helps with the lego building/dance party that is going on around me. At top volume.
Tomorrow I’m on my own all day and frankly I’m looking forward to it. I made a little list of things to help keep me occupied for the next couple of days.
And!!! My air shipment is supposed to be here on Friday at 1!!!!! Like at my house!!!!!!! So there is lots to look forward to.