Last Saturday, I spent the day at home with Haru, as my wife went to the chiropractor for some fixing up. Despite having to chase Haru around the house for most of the day, she has gotten a lot easier to tend to. For breakfast, I gave her some oatmeal made from baby formula. She had a few bites, but didn’t seem to like it too much. For lunch, I feed her baby food, which she seemed to enjoy a more. After her lunch, I managed to get her to sleep for for nearly two hours. This gave me time to catch up some private time which I so desperately needed, but two hours was definately not enough.
After Haru woke from her nap, it was back to chasing her around the house. For some reason, Haru seems to have a particular fondness for the kitchen. I don’t know whether if it’s the dogs’ water dish, or the trash bin, but she seems to find the kitchen the most entertaining room in the house.
In Japan, 3 pm is traditionally oyatsu no jikan or snack time for children, which is almost similar to the British tea time. Oyatsu could be anything, but usually a light snack, like cake, cookies, or rice crakcers followed with some kind of soft drink. I gave Haru her usual rice crackers and cocoa biscuits, with wheat tea. With her two bottom teeth in now, she is able to scarf down the crackers and biscuits pretty quickly. After her oyatsu, we both just kicked back and watched cartoons and the olympics until her mom got home. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.
Haru, sharing her oyatsu with Jenna
tryin to jump up on the sofa