Monday, October 13, 2008

Children's Day

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,

The joy that you give to others

Is the joy that comes back to you;

And the more you spend in blessing

The poor and lonely and sad,

The more of your heart's possessing

Returns to make you glad.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Yesterday was Children’s Day here and we spent most of it at a party for needy children from a nearby community. Fukui-san made balloon animals with the kids and I face painted. We also helped distribute hot dogs, drinks, and cake with ice-cream. After the party there were tons of toys to give out which many individuals and some companies had donated. The children were overjoyed, Thing 1 and Thing 2 had a blast helping out and I’m really happy we went.

After that we came home and had a special Children’s Day dinner of our own. We had: massive Cholula burgers (Cholula is a spice mix that a little tiny bit picante and very delish), smiley fries and ice-cream sodas. I think you can guess on your own who made the menu. I just follow orders, people. An hour or so after dinner we had dessert. You guessed it, we doubled up on dessert (remember the ice-cream sodas?), because it’s what the babies wanted on their special day and we were forced to make the sacrifice - for them, naturally. We had white chocolate mousse and strawberry parfaits – yum! All in all I believe the day was a success and everyone was very happy.

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