I did spend some quality time on the sofa with my youngest. He was feeling pretty sad. Big brother and his friends "encouraged" him to come home really early from where they were playing. I have to admit, though, that I can see this situation from both sides.
I understand that Koji loves his brother and wants to spend time with "the big kids" because their toys are just so much more fun (Wii and/or Nintendo DS vs. Gameboy, for example) and yet, for Issei, having one's little brother tagging along every weekend, has to get a bit old. (And just for the record, I loved my little brothers and enjoyed hauling their butts and their friends' butts all over town and here and there from the time I turned 16 until I left for college, oh..yes...I really did. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
So, Little K-man and I curled up on the sofa under Grandpa Charles' blanket and watched mind-numbing programs on that particular channel which is home to a very famous mouse. Things were going really nicely until...when I got up one time to get some tea, I must have been curled up crooked because when I went to stand up, I got a yowchy feeling in my back.
Me: Ouch! My back hurts.
Koji: 'Cause you're old??
Me: grrrrrrrrrrr. (mumbling to myself...) Damn kids.
Cut some canned peaches and mangos up.
Made vanilla pudding...from scratch. (uh-huh...I really did.)
Whipped up some cream.
Crumbled up a Valentine's sponge cake I got for half price. (Which actually worked better because with it being a little dry, it really soaked up the fruit juice!!)
Layer that all in a glass bowl and
Since it was rainy for most of the day...and because I'd rather do anything, it seems, than what I really should....I got out the sewing machine again and made 2 coasters and a small mat. The purple material is from some left-over hula skirt material...and the blue? Yep, still working on using up my old skirt...it was a very big skirt!! :-D
Again....not perfect, but I am getting better. Might possibly give this to one of the hula ladies in my group (she always gives me snacks, sweets, and stuff!!)...and being the "good Japanese girl" that I am, that is what I should probably do....to "repay her for the kindness she has shown me".
(Something they do almost every night!)
Just watch the old commercial and then the photo of my three goofballs might possibly be explained. The commercial is from, maybe the early 70's....I'll have to go in and check...whenever it was, it definitely made a big impression on the K-man.
If I had a dollar for every time he has rubbed his face and chin and said, "MMMMMMandom." (like Charles Bronson in the commercial!) I would be a very rich woman by now.
And now....the boys do it.
But wait...here's another one...this one is in English!!
Check out the door design at the very beginning!!
Classic!! (she typed, while rolling her eyes.)