Good news if you are my mom. Bad news if you are a casual reader who just likes photos of wild mountain vegetables.
I have a camera with video capabilities now. Here are some clips I took today of Mona.
The first one is her after the bath. We use the onsen (hot spring) that is a five minute walk (fifteen minutes if we let Mona walk the entire way) from our house. There is a small resting room where Tomoe or I wait for the other to get out of the bath. Mona has a routine of running around the room for a bit before getting dressed and walking home. Today she was mimicking the frogs she loves (to torture and kill) from the rice field.
The other videos are of her singing. I have no idea what got into her, but today she stood up on her stool and started performing. It took a while, but we figured out she is singing “Itsy bitsy spider” which I have been singing with her at bed time recently. She can not pronounce the “s” for “spider” (or “spoon”, for that matter). So Tomoe is trying to teach her.
And for anyone wondering – Yes, we are almost forty years old and we still use $15 lawn chairs as our main furniture in the house… and dang proud of it!