Tuesday, August 08, 2006


BLUEBERRY HOURS


Yesterday the irresistible triple-threat came over for the afternoon and did their best to consume all the energy in the neighborhood, ours first. During that time we had them all to ourselves for an intense hour or so of peak drainage while Kasumi went off downlake to get a nice massage.

I singlehandedly took the minimarauders out to pick some blueberries to have for dessert later, after dinner, but few of the many ready berries made it into the bowl we brought along, the twins in particular having difficulty with the concept 'later' when it comes to sweet and juicy ready-to-eat blueberries right there in your hand. What are you crazy, they'd look at me while popping one plump blue tasty after another into their perfectly capable of eating-ripe-blueberries-right-now-mouths as I said 'Save some for later' over and over in Japanese and English, might as well have been Martian.

Kaya the responsible elder sister managed to get a few berries into the bowl, but they didn't last much beyond the doorway. After dinner, since there were no blueberries, we went outside to do some fireworks, the first since half a life ago for the twins, and the first time 'on their own,' so they were a bit leery of the dark and then the fiery stuff and the sudden sparks and the flashy bangs in the dark air, but they did alright with Kaya showing them how. No injuries, greater familiarity with darkness and fire, exhausted elders, lots of blueberries, couple of fights, lots of screams and running around in circles: what more could you ask of a family get together, except perhaps how in the world does Kasumi do it?

9 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a glorious day Super G. Sounds like it was chock full of everything that sweet dreams are made of...and more. SOMEONE slept well last night...

Maya's Granny said...

I always am amazed that anyone can deal with twins, they seem to take more than twice the required energy, although they compensate by giving more than twice the joy.

Tabor said...

Kasumi runs on love. It is a great energy source.

Mary Lou said...

And what a wonderfully blissful tired it must have been!! (sigh)

J said...

I loved picking blueberries when I was a child in Alaska, though I must confess, few made it home for dessert, jam, or otherwise. That was mom's job. ;) I ate mine while picking, and yet had no trouble eating my fair share after dinner, either. We would heat them up and serve them over vanilla ice cream. Give it a try. (You don't need a LOT of blueberries for this, which sounds like it might be a good thing...)

Robert Brady said...

A mother's Love is certainly Kasumi's secret. As for me, I slept like twins. The blueberries on vanilla, I'll try that myself in larger measure first, to see if the trio might like it in respectively smaller portions.

Chancy said...

You will miss them all when they return home and leave you to your solitary blueberry picking.

We just kept our "grand dog", Bella,a 2 year old Havanese, for 10 days, she left last night, and I am aching with loneliness for her company and cute antics.

We asked our 9 year old grandson tonight if Bella misses us. He said:

"NO !! Dogs have short term memory loss,,,:)

Maya's Granny said...

Robert, your girls might enjoy a book called "Blueberries for Sal" which is about a little girl in the 40s who goes berry picking with her mother and eats the berries as she picks them. She also meets a bear and has an adventure.

J is right about the blueberries over ice cream, when we went picking she loved them.

Your current visit with your girls has been one of a number of influences that has led me to write a post about being a granny that you might enjoy. Come over and read it if you get a chance.

annie said...

It is so exhausting....and delightful, isn't it? Thanks for the story...I can picture it all.