These past few days have been absolutely gorgeous with clear blue skies, the sun shining down, and fresh cool breezes blowing through the trees, causing a few more leaves to flutter gently to the ground: I love this time of the year in Japan.
Sunday lunchtime, I took the kids down to Daisenkouen near Mozu station, it’s only 10 minutes from my house on the train and a great place to spend the afternoon, whatever your interests – particularly on one of these glorious, sunny autumn days.
We wandered around the park, had lunch by the lake and then played in the children’s area till it was time to head home: both kids were sleepy by now.
On the train coming home, Hugo looked at the priority seat in front of us with interest. Just at that moment, an old lady got on the train using a walking stick to help her, and sat down opposite us.
The boy looked at the old lady with her stick, and turned back once more to study the seat cover where we were sitting.
“Papa! These seats are for old people with sticks, right? And for people with hurting legs?”
“That’s right, son! And you should always give up your seat for people who need it more than you do.”
“I know papa, you always tell me the same thing, papa.”
“Who else are these seats for then, Hugo?” I asked him, innocently.
“Mamas with babies and big fatty people like you papa!” He replied, perhaps innocently, but I am not sure any more!
Another lovely afternoon! 🙂