I emerged from my bedroom at 8.15am. The 11 y-o's watching cartoons. "Morning, I'm ready for attention now" i announce. "A juice and porridge, thanks".
I return to bed to fluff up my pillows and settle back in. I can hear discussion in the kitchen over who is doing what ...
"Oh and a cup of tea and some toast would be lovely" I suggest, so that tasks can be shared. The toast soon arrives.
"what happened to the porridge?" I ask.
"oh she forgot to stir it, so shes doing it again." My son replies.
"oh, that's ok you can just add more milk and stir" I say.
"you didn't need to chuck it out she said it's alright, you can fix it.." i hear him tell his sister.
He comes back to question me about the tea, quantities and correct colour.
The porridge arrives, so do the cards and a lovely book (ok - so i bought that myself).
Then the cat vomits.
AAHHH what a lovely morning.
ps. later on a new student arrives from Tokyo to stay with us - she gives me "1000 styles of Real Tokyo" a magazine. WOW! I'm i in luck. It has great pictures taken on the streets of Tokyo, English captions and names and adresses of places to visit. Talk about an excellent day. Hope yours was too.. whatever you got to do.