Monday, November 10, 2008

My Kids are Turning Japanese.... I Really Think So!

I just had to share this because I think it is pretty cute and I think our friends in Japan will get a giggle out of it!

Of course, I brought back little prizes for my kids. For the girls I got hair clips and fans (I got them Kimonos too, but I'm saving these for Christmas, shhhhhhhh). My daughter, Kate, was particularly curious about the Japanese culture. I showed her the photos from our trip, answered lots of questions and tried to explain things on her level.

This afternoon Kate and Abby developed a new game of pretend. Kate is now going by the name Yoko and Abby is going by Naomi. As they walked through my kitchen this afternoon, hair in clips, hands waving fans, I overheard Kate say to Abby, "Naomi, lets walk through the village to get some sushi."

A little later they had set up a pretend picnic on my bed and Kate was saying, "Naomi, would you like some yoshana?" I asked her what "yoshana" was. She replied that they thought it sounded like a good Japanese dessert. She is inventing other "Japanese" terms and soon should have her own language! I think we'll call it Katenese.

14 comments:

Bunny B said...

LOL! That's so cute! :) How adorable?!!!

~amy~ said...

How stinkin' sweet are your kids?!!!!! Tooooo Fun!

Lindsay Spencer said...

How cute!!

Elaine said...

awwww! I wish I had little kids around again so I could overhear sweet kid things like that!

mel said...

just too CUTE.TFS

Jewel said...

Katense - I love it! Don't you just love those adorable kid moments?! You will have to scrap this memory for sure.

Becky said...

I can't wait to see the Kimonos you bought them. I bet they will look so cute!

Jenn said...

how cute!

pattyb said...

Those are great memories to have. She'll love to be reminded of this when she's older.

Nikki said...

hahahaha, thats really funny!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So cute and imaginative!

:-)

Jen Martakis said...

heeheehee. Too cute! :)

melita said...

that is too cute! i see a layout about Katenese!

yukari said...

So cute!