The kids are finally asleep! We were upstairs at 7:30 and Liam played in his room while I got Kayla down. I then went him and read him some stories but he wasn`t at all interested in going to sleep. Then Kayla woke up (maybe with Liam`s help) so I had to go and tend to her and Liam seems to have fallen asleep in the process. It has been a bit of a crazy week. Ryuji has been working ridiculous hours so we haven`t seen him since last Sunday. He had to work again today and is at a work party tonight and will be crashing at a friend`s tonight so won`t see him until the morning. So I think I coped alright in my first real week alone with two kids. Thank god Liam is in daycare full time though. He loves it and I love the peace and quiet. He is super sensitive at the moment too and I`m sure on some days cries more than Kayla does.
Today was an eventful day. I had a class in the city after lunch but we headed in early as the weather has been crap and I wanted to dry some washing. I loaded it in the dryer and then headed to the supermarket to get something for Liam`s lunch. We then get back to the laundromat and Liam told me to look at his shoes. He had on two totally different sneakers and neither of us had noticed until then. He was mortified and burst into tears saying that everyone would laugh at him and being a soft touch regarding fashion lol I told him we would go and get his some new shoes. Luckily there was a shoe shop nearby so we sped over there. I didn`t have the pram as it wouldn`t fit in with all the other stuff I had and had forgotten my sling so it was rather tricky trying to check the sizes with Kayla in my arms. A nice pair of Addidas were on sale for 2000 yen so we got them and he put them on straight away. It`s actually the second time he has done the wrong shoe thing. Last time it was with two black sneakers though so it was hardly noticeable.
So after all that drama I went and taught my class. I have been teaching two girls since they were four (they are now 12) so am friendly with their mothers and I can take the kids along which is great. I do two classes per month at each of their houses. Liam played with my student`s younger brother and her mum looked after Kayla. They tried to give Liam some bloody kabutomushi (stag beetles?) which I politely refused so there were more tears when we had to leave. He got over that thankfully and then we went to the hairdresser to get his hair cut. After the cut, they put some wax in and gave him a bit of mohawk so he thought he was very cool.
Tomorrow is the neighbourhood`s autumn festival at a shrine just down the road from us. We usually go every year and it`s quite entertaining. Ryuji usually takes part it in the arm wrestling competition but he might be a bit under the weather tomorrow. I have told him he had better be home by 10 as Liam is really looking forward to it. It`s his turn to do some daddy duties too.
Alright I will finish off by attempting to add some photos again. Obviously I have no idea how to move the photos from the top of the post so this will have to do lol :-)