Can you believe that the first month of 2015 is coming to an end already?
This will feel like such a boring post for most people to read but I just want to document what our life is like right now. It may seem boring and uneventful now but years down the road when our memories are beginning to fail us, I’d like to look back and read posts like these and remember what our lives were like…
This month has been a busy month as we returned from the US and had to reacclimate to life in Tokyo again. We were gone for almost a whole month and it feels weird (but good) to be back in our own space again. As much as I love going back to California to see family, I just don’t feel like I am truly home since we don’t have a place of our own in LA.
School for E has been busy as usual. It’s much colder now than when we left in early December and the cold is making it hard for her to wake up and go to school. She’s made a new friend and it’s great since both girls share the same age and birthdates. It’s too bad that E will be leaving her current school in a few months since she really likes the new student.
She also went on a school field trip (with a little encouragement from her new friend). There’s a post in the works about that coming soon.
E is starting to realize how little time she has left at her school now and has cried a few times while telling me how much she really doesn’t want to start at a new school and make new friends. My heart breaks for her but at the same time, it’s an inevitable change. Her current school only goes up to kindergarten and after that, the kids all go to elementary schools in their neighborhood or other international schools. She does have a few friends attending the same elementary but the thought of having to start from scratch in a new environment scares her. I don’t blame her since I’m a little worried myself since I also have to make new mom friends. It’s intimidating for the both of us to go from an all English environment into a mostly Japanese one.
We’ll see how things go when we attend the parents info session next month…
These days, K is a crazy little monkey. She knows a lot of words but doesn’t make any sentences. She babbles and yet we understand her. She is expressive, fearless, and full of crazy ideas. It’s fun watching her grow up and tiring at the same time because you can never tell what she’s thinking until she takes action.
She still goes to daycare 2-3 days a week. I think the introduction of 2 new foreign teachers and a few new students helped her become a more social child.
She’s still nursing a few times a day but mostly for comfort since she eats well most of the time. I’ve been trying to night wean her since I haven’t had a good nights rest in a long time but it’s a long battle with her. I’m sure I’ll miss nursing her when it’s truly over.
Jason and I are pretty much the same as always. I think after a certain age, life gets pretty monotonous for a while but for us, that’s fine. We don’t need unnecessary drama in our lives and we like having an easy-going life.
This month, we’ve had a variety of other events that I may or may not post (all depends on time). There was a mochitsuki (mochi pounding) event at E’s school. I had a girl’s night out weekend; one with some of the other moms I met through facebook and one with moms I’ve become friends with through E’s school. We also had a house guest who was technically a stranger (friend of a friend) and it’s been great having her here with us. There was also a playdate at our house on a no-school day. It may or may not have been a bit too crazy (like all the other playdates) but the kids and the parents had fun.
So yea, our January has been a busy and cold one…