2016/02/23

Good day and bad day

I received a call from my 5-year-old daughter's teacher at my office yesterday.

She told me that my daughter had a fever of 38.6 degrees Celsius ( 101.48 degrees Fahrenheit), and asked me to come to the nursery school as soon as possible.

I picked her up from the nursery school, and took her to see a doctor.

She was disappointed and said:

"I wanted to play with my friends more..."

I suspected that she had the flu because the influenza type B is going around in her nursery school now.

But her flu test came back negative, so the doctor prescribed some antibiotics.

While we were going to see a doctor, I let my 7-year-old son stay at home.

I didn't want to leave him home alone, but I didn't want him to take to the clinic with us because the flu is going around and I wanted to prevent him from catching the flu again.

It was the first time that he has stayed at home alone for about an hour in the evening.

I taught him how to make a call the phone and let him practise to call me, so that he can call me if he is in trouble.

And I told him that he must not go out of our house and answer the phone if it rings.

He did a good job!

He was drawing a picture of secret tools of Doraemon while waiting.

After we came home, he told me:

"The Hyakunin isshu competition was held at my class today, and I won the championship!"

"Really? Wow! It is the first time you came first in your class since you entered the elementary school. You are amazing! Good job!"

He was in high spirits.

I wrote about "Hyakuninn isshu" in my past post :

 http://a-o-j-m.blogspot.jp/2015/02/bouzu-mekuri-japanese-traditional-card.html

The competition was not as Bouzu-mekuri, it was Karuta competition.

The students in his class had homework of trying to remember 20 poems from Hyakunin isshu in advance, and the competition was used the 20 cards.

Since he was in good mood, it was easy for me to take care of my daughter, because he didn't envy her!


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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    You are recently having a bad run of luck with your children. Hope your daughter is feeling better. The card game you mention sounds very interesting. The closest thing we have here is called "Snap".

    Here is a list of issues found with the post:

    This line:
    I received the call from my 5-year-old daughter's teacher at my office yesterday.

    Should be:
    I received a call from my 5-year-old daughter's teacher at my office yesterday.

    This line:
    I doubted that she had the flu because the influenza type B is going around in her nursery school now.

    Question: Did you mean that you thought she may have had flu because it was going around in her nursery school? If so that would be written as:
    I (suspected/wondered) it she had the flu because the influenza type B is going around in her nursery school now.

    This line:
    I didn't want him to leave home alone, but I didn't want him to take to the clinic with us because the flu is going around and I wanted to prevent him from catching the flu again.

    Should be:
    I didn't want to leave him home alone, but I didn't want to take him to the clinic with us because the flu is going around and I wanted to prevent him from catching the flu again.

    This line:
    It was the first time for him to stay at home alone for about an hour in the evening.

    Should be:
    It was the first time that he has stayed at home alone for about an hour in the evening.

    This line:
    I taught him how to call the phone and let him practise to call me, so that he can call me if he has something trouble.

    Should be:
    I taught him how to (make a call on/use) the phone and let him practise calling me, so that he can call me (if he needs to/if he is in trouble).

    This line:
    And I told him that he must not go out of our house and answer the phone call.

    Should be:
    And I told him that he must not go out of our house and answer the phone (if someone calls/if it rings).

    This line:
    He was drawing a picture of secret tools of Draemon while waiting.

    Should be:
    He was drawing a picture of secret tools of Doraemon while waiting.

    This line:
    "Really? Wow! It is the first time you became No.1 in your class since you entered the elementary school. You are amazing! Good job!"

    Should be:
    "Really? Wow! It is the first time you came (first/1st) in your class since you entered the elementary school. You are amazing! Good job!"

    This line:
    The students in his class did homework of remembering 20 poems from Hyakunin isshu in advance, and the competition was used the 20 cards.

    Should be:
    The students in his class had homework of trying to remember 20 poems from Hyakunin isshu in advance, and the competition was using the 20 cards.

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    1. Thank you Terry!
      Is the flu going around in England?

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    2. Hi Kumi-san,

      In England in general only the people that are most susceptible tend to get the flu, those being the elderly, infirm and young. Usually you only get the flu jab here if you are over a certain age.

      The people we worry most about getting flu are the elderly and they get free flu jabs every year if they want them. As you can imagine a lot of elderly die each yearr of flu and related complications.

      Though children getting the flu here is very rare, although when they do get it things can get very serious and occasionally it gets broadcast on the news.

      So far no out breaks for children that I am aware of.

      The infection that scares more people here is measles, as there are a lot of un-vaccinated people around.

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