Thursday, June 10, 2010

今日の遊び...

The other day Daughter # 1 sent the following email and photos:
今日頂いた歩行器と、ハサミ遊びの結果帽子にされてしまった元ボールとで『学校ごっこ』らしい。姉さん、しきりに「宿題、宿題」と言っています(笑)


Erin Watanabe playing teacher


Kye Watanabe playing student


Just in case you don't recognize the hat... 1rst graders in Japan must wear little yellow hats. So apparently Big Sister made him one with a yellow ball and a pair of scissors. (It was unclear whether she got permission before or after the first incision of the scissors!)

Daughter # 1 also played teacher and actually taught Daughter # 2 to read! Or perhaps Daughter # 2 just absorbed it during the game.

Here in Japan much is made of the upper classman role and I think this role is important in the Christian life as well:

Let us run the race not only for the prize.
But as those who've gone before us.
Let us leave to those behind us.
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives.

- Steve Green

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's funny --- I was just thinking the other day, I want everyone to sing that song at my funeral (whenever that might be) :P

Daughter #1

Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

I hope your funeral isn't very soon! But I do love that song!!

Do you remember how we used to sing it every Sunday night (or try to sing it!) when you kids were small? (Before the English Service started.)

Laurie (and John) Elliot said...

I rather hope your funeral isn't very soon - but I do love that song!!

Do you remember how we used to sing it every Sunday night - or try to sing it! - when you kids were small? (Before the English Service started.)