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.
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