After the earthquake, some activities carried by the children in my neighborhood has changed.
・Children wear masks and can’t play outdoor because of the radiation.
( I wonder if this ristriction is really needed. )
・Schools haven’t been providing lunch since the other day.
・Children’s snack has decreased.
・Children have to come back home in a group.
・Class trip got cancelled.
・Most zoos and amusement parks are out of service.
・Children can’t warch any animated TV programs because of the news broadcast.
I think this is a very good eye opener to rethink about how parents should face their children.
So far some parents let their children watch TV, play games and play in the amusement park.
I wonder if they observe their children.
In our house my eldest daughter and my youngest daughter often fight each other.
We, as parents, tend to scold our eldest daughter because she is four years older than her sister.
On the other hand we sometimes notice our youngest daughter breaking her sister’s toy.
We can’t notice it if we are not closely connected with each other.
Therefore we parents should look into our children’s heart instead of watching the news.
Last week (before the earthquake) my family’s interest was “Yomogi” (Mugwort).
“Yomogi” is a herbaceous perennial of chrysanthemum.
My eldest daughter’s homework was to gather “Yomogi”.
I thought they were just a weed by the roadside and was worried about eating them.
However, my children were searching for it like finding for treasures.
We know that when my daughters are gathering “Yomogi”, they would never fight each other.
After gathering it, my wife boiled it for storage.
My daughter cooked it to make dumplings in her school.
She told us about cooking the dumplings delightedly.🙂