This week is the busiest ever :))
There was no swimming school on Monday, but some mothers gathered at Sakurako-chan's house. We had lunch and fun talks there. The kids enjoyed playing with lots of toys there. They are about the same age so seemed that they were not interested to play together yet. They just got together if they want other kid's toy, and ended up fighting (_ _o)
There were some hungry mothers too waiting for their kids playing after their daily shopping. We ranted each other of how difficult to get the kids home with all those toys parked freely nearby the parking area and stairs (>.<)
Then I went to Saitama to visit Nova and Kiyo on Thursday. It was an hour trip from my house but we had so much fun there. Nova cooked Indonesian food, complete with her spicy sambal, krupuk udang, and Nutrisari!!! I couldn't remember when was the last time I had Nutrisari! Iki fell in love with krupuk and Nova gave us some to be cooked at home (Thanksssss a lot, Nov!). Too bad Iki and Kiyo were still not interested to play together. Most of the time Iki wanted the toy in Kiyo's hand and Kiyo also was interested to whatever Iki held. Iki is not as aggressive as Kiyo but he tried his best to defend or take the toy he's interested in. And so did Kiyo. There were always be little fightings between them hahaha
Iki and Kiyo. They are one year old different, but they are at about the same height now :)). They were fighting for this wheel drive at the park.
After swimming lesson on Friday, I had lunch together with some friends again at the Fitness Center's cafe. The food was really good and this time amazingly the kids were playing together. Playing here means running around and chasing each other. They were very active and noisy and uncontrollable. It was a hard work to stop them and bring them home, and still then Iki ran away from me again as I parked his bike at our apartment, to play with the car toys. Some other tired mothers with their shopping bags again welcomed me with their weak smile :p
Thanks God then I didn't have to meet anyone on Saturday. I just went out for a little shopping then spent the rest of the day at home with Iki and papa-chan. This -staying at home- is a very unusual thing in our home!!
And today I had lunch at an Indian restaurant in Shinjuku with a friend. The food was really good though it was not as spicy as expected. It was an all-you-can-eat buffet, and was really a good deal for 1500 yen for each person.
Lately I spent a lot of time with mothers so I felt really good to meet a single woman. For a while I was free from mothers' talks (kids, houseworks, cooking, shopping, toys, and even schools!), and had a totally different topic to talk about: travels, passion, work, restaurants, friendship, guys :p, fashion, and body shaping (haha!). Thanks to Hiro for taking care of Iki the whole day (^_^)
And I took this photo on our way home after having dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant tonight. Sakura at night. As beautiful as they're seen during the day. This would be my last Sakura photo this year. As they are almost all gone now :)
What a fun yet tiring week. I guess next week I just want to stay at home :)