It’s Christmas morning, the sun is shining, and Mt Fuji is visible from the window.
This year, Mayuki woke up at 7am, so she’s obviously growing up. She came running to me with her stocking.
“Look! Santa left me some chocolate! And a Lego Friends set! Oooh, look! Pocket money! A 500 yen coin! All shiny! And a satsuma!”
We took the presents through to the living room, where she looked at her presents under the tree.
“Right, time to do my homework!”
She has holiday homework from school, which she started yesterday (after she got home from school), and she’s planning to do a bit every day. So far, so good. We had breakfast, and then I got out the snacks and chocolates I bought for the family. Remarkably, some were the same as the ones in Mayuki’s stocking. Can’t think why that happened.
“Oh look, those are like the ones Santa gave me. I’ll put mine with them.”
“Well, those are yours, so they don’t have to go in the family bowl.”
“No, that’s OK.”
In a little while, I will make Christmas dinner, and after dinner we will open the presents. I think it’s going to be a good day.