There is nothing like an afternoon nap. And by afternoon nap, I mean lying face down on the carpet while two wound up crazies jump around me. If I can manage to shut my eyes for a ten whole minutes, I consider that a win.
Over the past year, we’ve been searching for the right motivation to get Ellie to actually sit on the toilet instead of being a creepo and watching people on the toilet. So when Aya’s parents sent this book with an accompanying music CD, we were hopeful that this was it!
Every couple of months, Aya’s mom sends us a care package that always has a few Japanese books for Ellie. I’m always excited to open the package even though I can’t read anything. I like to look through the books first and try to figure out what they are about. Occasionally, I get it right, but sometimes one comes along that leaves me extremely puzzled. Like when I saw the cover of this book, I wondered, “Is that what I think it is? Nooo, it couldn’t be.” But as I looked further into the book, I just got more confused. Take a look!
Last week was our town’s art fair and Ellie and I sure did spend our fair share of time there.Â We went every day, sometimes even twice. Â The weather was great so it was mainly a great excuse to be out and about and feel the excitement in our small little town.Â Sometimes we went as a family, sometimes we hung out with friends, sometimes we went solo, and sometimes I went solo.Â But on the third day of the art fair, my main goal was to get lunch.Â A pulled pork sandwich from this BBQ master guy to be specific.Â I had split one with Aya earlier in the week and I wanted more.
It started out NOT like any other morning.Â I was up way too late the night before, so when morning came around, I was not feeling it.Â I remember Aya leaving at 6:30am saying “I think Ellie is starting to wake up.”Â I grumbled okay, and fell back to sleep.