I have been worrying about how I will keep up with my kids once they start first grade and I have to help them with their homework. Yesterday in the car on the way to school, Jio asked me the English definition of three Japanese words that I didn’t know, and the day before that, Lilia was supposed to practice writing the word for the kind of rice cakes you put out for Girl’s Day, and I couldn’t remember it. Neither could she. Luckily, her dad was home, so we asked him. (The answer, in case you were wondering, is hishimochi.)
Worse, Lilia is supposed to fold five origami roses by Monday. You’d think I could help out with that by looking at the printed instruction sheet we were given, but I can’t get past the eighth fold.