But...today, the boys and I went to an ensoku ("school hike and picnic") with Koji's daycare, so I had to wake up at 6:00 to get our bentos ("boxed lunch") ready. When making bentos for the boys, they are very different about what they want to eat...Issei is pretty much "anything will be good", while Koji is a. bit. more. particular. Karaage ("seasoned fried chicken pieces"), meatballs, small sausages, onigiri ("rice balls") with seaweed wrapped around and vegetables,please." Yes, sir...I'll get right on that sir.
And here is what it looked like when we had our picnic!!
We stopped about 1/4 of the way up to take a break....this was the view from where we were...
Issei (in back) and Koji (l) and his very good friend Ma-kun. Koji said that Ma-kun was his best friend...he has a lot of friends, but Ma-kun...."I like him."(His real name is Masayo, but..."kun" is used for little boys, we use "chan", as in "Debbie-chan" for girls!!)
And still, we went up....and up......and....
The boys spent most of their time taking their sled...which Koji carried the whole way.... up the hill and then sliding down. The majority of the kids were doing this on a really nice grassy hill...but, no...not my boys and their friends...they were sliding down on the hill next to the nice one....the one with the rocks...and sticks...and bumps...Issei said it was more fun..."kind of dangerous"!!! *sigh*
Then it was time to go home again....many people chose to go back down the mountain on the road...or they went by bus or taxi....and we (me grudgingly!!) went back the way we came....down the mountain path..(notice how many people didn't do this!!!)
...then took a nice long bath.
And now.....this is me....
...I'm tired...but it's a good kind of tired...it's one of those "we had an incredible day" kind of tired.
I like to have those....my body will disagree with me tomorrow, I'm thinking, but for now..yeah...anytime I can spend the day, like that, with my boys....then it's a day to wish for again.
**Some Photos from Google Images**