And how do you even spell that word? Mom, did you teach it to her? As far as Mia is concerned, we are moving to Timbuktu. This, of course, can only happen after her preschool fieldtrip. That is super important. Although we’ve tried telling them about Japan, it’s still a distant idea.
Right now they are more concerned about what we’re doing today, if they can go to the playground, and
fight about who gets to drink out of the green Ikea cup. They see nothing tangible yet. They know that an airplane takes us to Japan, and that it gives us a meal on it (maybe?).
Beyond that, nothing has stuck.
Well actually, since we heard that 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, John has been spending much time trying to figure out what sport he wants to participate in. (He must have more Japanese genes than I thought.) And Kaiya just laughs her head off when Seita says anything in Japanese.
Living with these young crazies has helped give me perspective. I can think too much about the future and forget that today is right in front of me.
Today is a gift.
And I often push it aside to complete the agenda for tomorrow. I mean, why not get excited for a fieldtrip, think about airplane food, and laugh at Seita. That can all happen today.
I can trust God with the future.
P.S. But Ikea…seriously?