Most capable adults take their ability to plan for the future for granted. When we are younger, we can dream and aspire to be what we want. To prepare for that, we study hard or gain skill.
Later, we have children, and we pass this trait on to them.
But, what if our children don’t have the capacity that we have, and have challenges? What can we do? What would you do?
We took a brief outing to our local Toys R Us in Minami-Furuya New Year’s morning, for the first time in a long time. The weather has been great all week…I’m thankful for that. The store wasn’t that busy either…don’t know if that is good or bad, considering the company filing bankruptcy not long ago.
When we got home,some of us enjoyed the Japanese traditional New Year’s meal, called Osechi…while others (Alex) didn’t. We never eat all of the items in a traditional Osechi, we always choose what we want to eat. Extremely boring in comparison to others maybe…but that’s fine.
Later in the day, we made our pilgrimage to Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe…and our first time to go there on New Year’s day, in several years. It’s usually a mad house the first few days of the new year, but we decided to go anyway, because we had to go pay respects at the cemetery.
We turned in our old charms, bought some new ones, said our prayers and Alex did a little fishing…
Starting off the new year on a low key, isn’t so bad…