Tuesday, August 09, 2005

On the Way Home After Lunch at Sunshine City

Here's a snapshot of the life of a mom in Japan. Erika has two so she's actually got more to deal with than me, but you can still imagine what I do almost daily by looking at this picture...remove Koji from stroller, attach him to the handrail of the staircase with many admonitions of "careful! hang on to that rail! you can do it!" and so on. run down (or up) stairs with stroller while trying not to crash into people and craning neck to check Koji's progress. run back to help, only to be held off with an outstretched "STOP" hand sign and shrieks of "jibun yaru" (Do myself)...fun times for all!
posted by jcm


Mom said...

Makes it touch when you hoped to "run" to catch the next train. Guess that option is not so easily exercised.

Julie said...

Having witnessed this procedure first hand, Mark and I can truly say that Jamie has strong arms for carrying strollers and lots and lots of patience! We enjoyed our Koji-densha time, but I could see how it would be maddening if you needed to get someplace in a hurry.

By the way, every time I ride the el in Chicago now I think of Koji saying, "whoa, densha!" and "whoa, soto!" as I pass other trains and come up out of the subway, respectively.