Category Archives: Kids Say the Darndest Things

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As you can see by my “Looking Back on 2014” you can see that I spent a busy day in the kitchen on New Year’s Eve. Here I was in the thick of cooking the major new years feast. I … Continue reading

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Child translators

 Ah the joy of raising bilingual kids! The 4 year old has had a sudden interest and a surge in English. It is great and it is really funny to hear the girls playing and the 4 year old says … Continue reading

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All mixed up

My children are biracial… <gasp>… but in Japan they like to stick the name “half” on them -as in half something half Japanese. They, however, only use the word “half” making it sound like ‘the child is not all there’ … Continue reading

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BINGO

Friday was a national holiday in Japan and I had no special plans, so I fired up the Skype and called the girls in the computer room to have a chat with the grandparents. The I realized that they may … Continue reading

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A Little Quiet

I suspect that my child lacks sufficient vocabulary to express herself. This may be due to the fact that I am her only source of English (with the exception of DVDs). In any case, I was singing away to myself … Continue reading

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The little things

This is almost a combination of my Thanksgiving post and my aquarium (bilingual kids) post. We had a 5 day summer holiday called the “Bon Holiday” here and DH and I have had lots of time with the kids. Just … Continue reading

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Mommy Amnesia

   They talk about "mommy amnesia" all the time and I KNOW I'm afflicted with it (or at least that's what I blame it on now). I fear, as I'm sure many mothers do, that I will one day completely … Continue reading

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Bilingual kids

 Raising a child to be bilingual is a challenge but it is possible. It also holds lots of surprises and ups and downs. My mother is in Japan to help out after the birth of #2 so DD is hearing … Continue reading

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Let’s give thanks

Oct 13th was Thanksgiving back in Canada and it always conincides with a national holiday here in Japan too (sports day). We didn't do anything in particular to celebrate either of the holidays but as I tucked my little girl … Continue reading

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The Little Things…

  I guess all my years teaching at the rehab college have paid off. I like to read up on various therapies and treatments just out of interest. I never thought that it would actually be information I would find … Continue reading

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