2016/05/09

Mother's day

My husband and I worked yesterday, so I asked my parents to come and take care of our children.

They went to the zoo.

Since it was a sunny day, I thought my parents would be tired.

After I finished working, I bought sushi for them and gave it to them for dinner, so that my mother didn't have to prepare for dinner.

Since it was mother's day yesterday, the seal had written on it " Thank you Mom" the package of sushi.

They ate it and went home.


After a while, my husband came home.

"Here you are."

He gave me a box.

"What is it?"

I asked.

"They are Kashiwa-mochi and Yomogi-mochi. It is mother's day today, isn't it? It is for you."

Kashiwa-mochi is a rice cake wrapped in a Japanese emperor oak leaf.

Yomogi-mochi is a mugwort rice cake.

Both of them are often made in spring.

"Oh, thank you! Actually, my children didn't make any presents for mother's day at the nursery school and children's house. So I didn't get any presents from them this year."

I told him.

"Really? Hey! Didn't you make anything for mom this year?"

He asked them and they answered while watching TV:

"No!"

My husband was surprised to hear that and said:

"What?? Hey, let's draw mom's picture right now!"

"You don't have to!"

I told them.

"Maybe it is because the principal of the nursery school and children's house changed in April. They might have changed their policy or forgotten about it. Anyway, It doesn't matter. To take care of them is my duty, so they don't have to say thank you for me now.  If they thank me from the bottom of their heart after they grow up, I will be happy."

In my case, I deeply appreciated my mother after I got married, especially after my children were born.

Actually, maybe mothers don't want anything if their children are happy.




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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    I think you took it very well that your children did not give/make you a mother's day present. I think my mother would most likely never let me hear the end of it if I didn't get her a present.

    The mochi rice cakes looked very nice. At some point I really must get around to making some just to see if a can. I wonder if Mister Donut has special offers on mother's day. On mother's day here there is not a set thing to give to our mothers apart from a card. But generally you can get them anything. So it tends to be cards, flowers, chocolates (or whatever they ask for).

    Here is a list of some of the issues found in the rest of the post:

    This line:
    After I finished working, I bought sushi for them and gave them for dinner, so that my mother didn't have to prepare for dinner.

    Should be:
    After I finished working, I bought sushi for them and gave (it to/it) them for dinner, so that my mother didn't have to prepare it for dinner.

    This line:
    Since it was mother's day yesterday, the seal written as " Thank you Mom" was stuck on the package of sushi.

    Should be:
    Since it was mother's day yesterday, the seal had written on it "Thank you Mom" the package of sushi.

    This line:
    "What?? Hey, let's draw mom's picture from now!"

    Should be:
    "What?? Hey, let's draw mom's picture (right now/now)!"

    This line:
    "Maybe it is because the principal of the nursery school and children's house were changed from April. They might change their policy or forget about it. Anyway, It doesn't matter. To take care of them is my duty, so they don't have to say thank you for me now. If they thank me from the bottom of their heart after they grow up, I will be happy."

    Should be:
    "Maybe it is because the principal of the nursery school and children's house changed in April. They might have changed their policy or forgotten about it. Anyway, it doesn't matter. To take care of them is my duty, so they don't have to say thank you to me now. If they thank me from the bottom of their heart after they grow up, I will be happy."

    This line:
    Actually, maybe mothers don't want anything if their children would be happy.

    Should be:
    Actually, maybe mothers don't want anything if their children are happy.

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    1. Hi Terry.
      Thank you for your help again!

      In Japan, the present of Mother's day is usually to give carnations.
      Bur in my case, I will be happy if my children do housework instead of me in the future!

      Thank you so much!

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