That was the comment I got from Catie on Sunday. Sunday we did two special things. Sunday morning we went to the children’s museum inside the zoo. Of course they both had a good time…
They spent so much time in the museum, that they only had time for lunch, no petting zoo, before we had to head home for Catie’s nap.
That afternoon, after Catie’s nap, we headed up to Ishikawa for the annual island wide ShiShi-mae festival. Remember them, I’ve written about them before, how Sean and Catie are scared to death of them. Sean has decided that since they are only people in costumes, they aren’t scary. So after much discussion, Catie agreed that they are people in costumes and you don’t need to be scared of them. Well, I had my timing wrong, and we got there long before the festival started. I guess I was excited that we actually got to go this year. So we walked around the park, and the kids were very excited to find some somewhat friendly stray cats
then we moved along to the stadium where there was a baseball game going on. Sean was interested in the game for a few minutes as I explained what was going on, but Catie just had a grand time singing and dancing in the stands, as you can see…
We got to see the people and costumes as they were waiting for the festival to get underway
There were some really beautiful ShiShimae. The group with this one were amused how Sean and Catie each walked up to carefully touch this one. Then one of the teenage boys put the head on and jumped towards Catie and Sean. Sean was terrified and ran, and Catie shrieked and grabbed on to my leg!
Once the festival started, Sean repeatedly asked to go home because he was scared, but Catie was perfectly fine. She intermittently was dancing, trying to imitate some of the karate demonstrations,
and singing her own songs. Unfortunately, it was a school night, so we only got to stay for a few performances, but it really was a good time, and maybe next year there will be two parents to put children to bed, so we can stay a little later.
Life and the new job is really hectic and somewhat stressful right now, with no training regarding what I’m supposed to be doing. I was told to go back and look at the previous provider’s charts to see what to do. As you can guess, I am really thrilled with that kind of training. Hopefully I can find some better guidance to help with the training issue, and hopefully I will get better at making sure everyone has what they need for the day before we go out the door. Today, Catie was without her pink blankets at daycare, which meant no nap (she was talking to the blanket that Talonda tried to substitute, saying’You’re not pink blanket’ as she was trying to fall asleep) and I forgot Sean’s piano bag with his books for the second week in a row. I know it will get better, it’s just really hectic right now….