Before She Was Born

When my daughters and I were getting ready to go shopping,

the red spring coat which Bee was wearing reminded me
that her sister had worn it before.

I said to Bee, "Did you know this coat was your sister's?
She used to wear it when you were in my womb."

Since she didn't seem interested in it and I was a little sad.

So I asked her, "What were you thinking before you were born?"

She replied, "I was thinking of you, Mom.
I was thinking what you were like."

I laughed and said, "Me, too.
I was thinking of you, Bee.
What you were like."

My original Japanese entry.

Thanks to Peke Penguin and FarClimb for correcting my English.


Lovely Winks 続きのお話

One day, Bee called to me, "Mom, look at me."

She was pushing against her right eye and
I was a doctor, so I was worried about her.

"She doesn't have any redness around her right eye
and she seems to have no pain.
She may have dust in her eye," I thought.

Then she said, "Mom, I can wink now!
I can wink my other eye as well!"

I couldn't decide whether to laugh or
point out that was not a real wink.

Former story is there.

My original Japanese entry.

Thanks to TNewfields and Davyboy for correcting my English.


Come On, Middle School Girl!

Pon started a middle school this April.
(In Japan, new school year starts in April.)

On the day of her school entrance ceremony,
she was watching videos on YouTube
until the last ten minutes before she had to go.

Even though I repeatedly tried to tell her to try it on,
it was the second time she put on her school uniform.
So she asked me if the uniform had a pocket or not.
(Now there was five minutes left before she had to go. )

She didn't prepare to go to school and
her new shoes still had the price tag on them.
(There was three minutes left! )

When she went to the entrance, she begged me to bring a house key.
I was thinking, "What could I say to her
to make her get ready on her own?
What words could encourage her to be ready for school by herself?"

I thought something but I forgot it when I got back to her.
She looked really nice in her uniform.
I hope that she learns to have as good of behavior as her looks.

My original Japanese entry.

Thanks to ガンディー and あやちゃん for correcting my English.


I Love Sewing

Do you like to sew?

Do you know anyone who likes needle work as a hobby?
I really love it.

Recently, Bee and I went to shopping and found
some cute cotton cloth.

I bought it and began to make her a dress on the same day.

Afterwards, I continued sewing and made a bag,
a skirt and short pants.

I patched Bee's old pants and made book covers
with the small pieces of cloth left.

If you are interested in making something stuff like these,
please read my Japanese blog entries.


Thanks to 雅各, OriginalIdea, Hien and ガンディー for correcting my English.