Well it is a return to the good old days here. Last night the Mrs. and I made dinner and I actually pulled out the camera to snap some pics. The dinner involved some home made shake and bake, (I used some cinnamon) to coat the chicken. There is a major connection between fried chicken and Christmas here in Japan. I think it is a marketing thing by KFC. So instead of ponying up the big cash and wondering how my body is affected by MSG we made it ourselves. Of the forty mini drumsticks (large hot wing size) there were only 5 left after dinner. So that was a hit. The spaghetti was my classic meat sauce. Also quite well received. The Mrs. was on for the veggie platter and dipping sauce. She also garlic-ed up the bread.
By the time the adults sat down my Mother in law had added some dishes with a slightly more Japanese flavour. However, by then I was lounging quietly trying to estimate what time I would be in bed by.
The kids were all in their beds by 10:30 and I think for the most part they were asleep by 11:30.
We woke this morning to find that Santa had visited and there was much ado. The daughter received the eraser making set. Originally she was disappointed because it is a little difficult to do but with some dad help we have now officially made a clover eraser and she is satisfied with her santa request. The older boy received a remote control car. The antenna on the controller is now half the length it is supposed to be but the toy still works. How many times can you tell a five year old to be careful. The little guy got a block balancing game which can also just be blocks. I didn't get his official statement but witness report that he seemed neither disappointed not overly excited. Next year.
Well it is time to settle down with a beer and a book. Currently watching toy story 3 in Japanese. Good times.