Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I can drive trucks

feeling really tired tonight, don't know why but I guess hump day has something to do with it.

yeah, two days to go until the weekend! ooh, and tomorrow will be the last day of my daily blog challenge.

I was given this (ugly) book all about trucks book as a sample way back when kou-chan was just a bean and seriously thought about chucking it.
I mean it's about trucks, kinda like saying boys have to like blue things, and it's got no story what so ever; pretty boring if you ask me.
by what do ya know, it's kou-chan's favorite book at the moment. he flicks through the pages going "brrrrrrooom brrroooom"; talk about bursting daddy's bubble.
but hey, if he's happy I'm delighted!


shellie said...

very funny....someone gave my daughter a book about trucks too. usually not what you think of for girls but that was my first thought too. this book is ugly and it turns out she loves it.

maybe kou-chan will love a lovely shade of turquoise. I used to dress my daughter up in various shades of blue and turquoise( favorite color) and people ALWAYS assumed she was a boy because she had no hair for a really long time.

And why are boys clothes so ugly for the most part. Here it seems everything has a camoflauge pattern or a truck. it irriates my husband as well.

my children live in a red and magenta bedroom with chinese paper lanterns and kites. When jack was born people asked arent you going to change the color of the room? i guess it wasnt boyish enough for some. i always ask why would i do that?

nursery is a term for both situations here but we grow cacti and succulents.

Mary said...

cute! i once nannied for a kid who was obsessed with "thomas the tank engine".
boy are they the most boring books to read! tedious is not the word!

pascale said...

hahahaha, made me smile reading it.
Welcome to the world of 'you can't control your kid all the time'.
But you are absolutely right, though the bubble of hope is burst, your boy is happy, which means you are a happy dad too :)

My 'oh-no-book' was a book of 'bugs'. Leigh still loves bugs... T_T she even has bugs' encyclopedia and I cringe at the real size photos....eek! (but I pretend I dont mind seeing them... the challenge of being a parent!)

world of sekimachihato said...

* Shellie
your kids room sounds amazing, just what a kid would want; lanterns and kites! how exotic!
there is some really cool stuff out there these days for decorating kid's rooms. unfortunately we are renting so can't go too over the top. I've had to make very discret holes in the walls to just hang up so paintings!

I can imagine what you mean about boys clothes. back in NZ boys clothes are the same; cargo and camo. at least here in Tokyo we get a pretty good range for boys; some pretty trendy stuff if you know where to look.

a nursery for cacti and succulents!
succulents are the in thing over here and when done right can look pretty stunning.
you can find lots of people grow cacti and succulents over here outside their homes as I guess it adds a bit of greenery without too much care.
any cool recommendations?

world of sekimachihato said...

* Mary
I've noticed that most kids over here go through a thomas the tank engine stage as it's marketed big time over here; you can get anything, and I mean anything with thomas on it!
will make a mental note to NOT buy any thomas books!

world of sekimachihato said...

* Pascale
book if bugs...
oh the joys!!
but I shouldn't complain, I remember when I was a kid one of my favorite books was a huge one on animals and insects! some real close-up shots of the insects too.

Luuworld said...

kou chan is a macho man already!! shock horror. you can forget about taking him shopping with you when he´s older! lol.

the whole truck business reminds me of one of my first toys. it was a huge truck. i threw it off our balcony. no surprise i turned out gay. haha

world of sekimachihato said...

* luuworld
shock horror alright!
he is so in love with cars, trucks, trains and planes at the moment. very macho indeed (but oh so cute! hahaha)
oh and don't worry about the shopping part; he's gonna love that too (he better!)

i'll let you know what he starts to throw off our balcony when he gets a bit older.

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Brrrrrrooom brrroooom!!! I wanna be a kid again, seriously. :)

world of sekimachihato said...

* Kenny
me too, apart from the nappy business and having to go to bed so early.
come to think of it nappies might be the way to go, no need to rush to the bathroom while reading your favorite truck book!

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