2016/04/25

My husband's tactic

My family went to Sushiro (Sushi-go-round restaurant) for lunch yesterday.

Before we went there, I asked my husband:

"I want to go shopping after lunch, In fact, I wanted to finish it yesterday, but since our daughter wanted to go to the park, I was not able to go. If I go with the children, it will take more than twice as long as if I go alone, because they will want to go elsewhere and ask us to buy something. I don't have extra time to go shopping this week, so I definitely want to finish shopping today. So if you are OK with this, I will take you and the children home and I will go shopping alone, or you can go to the park if the children want to go."
He answered:

"Let's go shopping together."

I was surprised at his answer because he doesn't like shopping.

"Really? Are you OK with this? I want to go to the shopping mall, drug store, and supermarket. It will take some time. If you take care of children while I am shopping, we will be able to finish it earlier."

"Yeah, OK."

He said.

I thought he would rather go shopping with us than go to the park with our children.

Maybe he was tired because he joined in the softball tournament match held by his company last Saturday.

We went to the shopping mall, drug store, and finally arrived at the supermarket.

My husband said:

"I am going to sleep in the car."

I was again surprised by his answer.

"No way! Do you know how long we will take if I go alone with the children? They will want to go to the toy department and stay there for a long time. If you are with them, I will be able to go to the first floor and finish shopping while you are at the toy department. Please!"

"Yeah yeah. I am going with them."

He accepted my request unwillingly.

After I finished shopping, I went back to my car to take what I bought and went to the toy department.

They were still there.

I told them:

"Sorry to keep you waiting. Let's go home!"

On our way to the parking area, my 5-year-old daughter said:

"Oh? Where is Dad? He is not with us."

"Maybe he wanted to buy something. He is fine. He is already an adult so he can go back to the car by himself."

I said.

"But I worry about him. Where is he? I think we should look for him."

She said.

"We wait for him in the car. He will come back soon."

I said.

He came back soon with a plastic bag.

"What did you buy?"

I asked him.

He gave it to our daughter saying :

"Here you are."

"Wow! They are the glitter Origami! Thank you Dad! I am going to make something with this. Let's go home! Oh, I can't wait to get home!"

She was really glad to get them.

I wondered why he bought them only for her, not for our son.

Then I could find out his true feeling.

Our daughter told me that she wanted to go to the park because she also wanted to show her dad that she can do the monkey bars at Sushiro.

He heard what she said and he wanted to change her mind.

"Oh, I get it. You are a schemer, aren't you?"

I told him.

He looked at me and said nothing.

Maybe he really didn't want to go to the park.

It was really funny to me.


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3 件のコメント:

  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    It seems that your husband has good child management skills as well. Maybe you should take him shopping more often. I agree with your daughter that sparkly origami sounds like a fun thing to play with. I was surprised to find out that they have children's toys sushi sets which work like the Sushiro only in miniature form:

    http://goo.gl/GlzX81

    Part 1:

    This line:
    My family went to Sushiro(Sushi-go-round restaurant) for lunch yesterday.

    Should be:
    My family went to Sushiro (Sushi-go-round restaurant) for lunch yesterday.

    Reason: In general you want a space between the word that comes before ().

    This line:
    Before we go there, I asked my husband:

    Should be:
    Before we went there, I asked my husband:

    Or:
    Before we went, I asked my husband:

    Or:
    Before we were to go there, I asked my husband:

    Note: The last example is not often used but you will occasionally hear it.

    This line:
    "I want to go shopping after lunch, In fact, I wanted to finish it yesterday, but since our daughter wanted to go to the park, I was not able to go. If I go with children, it will take more than twice as long as I go alone, because they will want to go elsewhere and ask us to buy something. I don't have extra time to go shopping this week, so I definitely want to finish shopping today. So if you are OK, I will take you and children home and I will go shopping alone, or you can go to the park if children want to go."

    Should be:
    "I want to go shopping after lunch, In fact, I wanted to finish it yesterday, but since our daughter wanted to go to the park, I was not able to go. If I go with the children, it will take more than twice as long as if I go alone, because they will want to go elsewhere and ask us to buy something. I don't have extra time to go shopping this week, so I definitely want to finish shopping today. So if you are OK with this, I will take you and the children home and I will go shopping alone, or you can go to the park if the children want to go."

    This line:
    "Really? Are you OK? I want to go to the shopping mall, drug store, and supermarket. It will take some time. If you take care of children while I am shopping, we will be able to finish it earlier."

    Should be:
    "Really? Are you OK with this? I want to go to the shopping mall, drug store, and supermarket. It will take some time. If you take care of children while I am shopping, we will be able to finish it earlier."

    This line:
    I thought he would rather go shoopping with us than go to the park with our children.

    Should be:
    I thought he would rather go shopping with us than go to the park with our children.

    This line:
    I was surprised at his answer again.

    Reason: The above line as far as I can tell is grammatically correct but would more likely be said as:

    I was again surprised by his answer.

    Or:

    Again I was surprised by his answer.

    This line:
    "No way! Do you know how long we will take if I go with chidren? They want to go to the toy department and stay there for a long time. If you are with them, I will be able to go to the first floor and finish shopping while you are at the toy department. Please!"

    Should be:
    "No way! Do you know how long we will take if I go alone with the children? They will want to go to the toy department and stay there for a long time. If you are with them, I will be able to go to the first floor and finish shopping while you are at the toy department. Please!"

    This line:
    He accepted my favor unwillingly.

    Should be:
    He accepted my request unwillingly.

    Or:
    He accepted my request for a favor unwillingly.

    Reason: Favor on its own means that you are doing something for someone that will be to their benefit not yours. What I think you wanted to say was that you would like him to do you a favor (have him take care of the children while you shop and hence get it don't more quickly).

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  2. Part 2:

    This line:
    On our way to the parking, my 5-year-old daughter said:

    Should be:
    On our way to the parking lot, my 5-year-old daughter said:

    Or:
    On our way to the car park, my 5-year-old daughter said:

    Or:
    On our way to the parking area, my 5-year-old daughter said:

    This line:
    "But I worry him. Where is he? I think we should look for him."

    Should be:
    "But I worry about him. Where is he? I think we should look for him."

    This line:
    She said.

    Should be:
    She said:

    Reason: Consistency with the other lines that use this format.

    This line:
    He gave it to our daughter saying :

    Should be:
    He gave it to our daughter saying:

    This line:
    "Wow! They are the glitter Origami! Thank you Dad! I am going to make something with this. Let's go home! Oh, I can't wait going home!"

    Should be:
    "Wow! They are the glitter Origami! Thank you Dad! I am going to make something with this. Let's go home! Oh, I can't wait to get home!"

    This line:
    Then I could find out his true feeling.

    Should be:
    Then he told me what his motives were.

    This line:
    He looked at me and igonored me.

    Should be:
    He looked at me and said nothing.

    Reason: In the above sentence I am assuming that it's implied that when he looked at you and said nothing that he was silently confirming your suspicion.

    This line:
    It was really funny for me.

    Should be:
    It was really funny to me.

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    1. Hello Terry.
      Thank you for a lot of corrections!
      I finished correcting them.

      Sushi restaurant built by Lego is interesting!
      We also have Lego, but maybe we need a specific Lego set to build the restaurant.

      Thank you so much!

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