2016/02/08

I did it!

Since my parents had another appointment yesterday, I had to take my children to my work.

I asked our team leader if I could work only for our busiest time of 30 minites and she agreed.

I told my children near our office:

"There is a waiting space in front of our office, so please wait for me there for 30 minutes. These are books and notebooks. You can read them and draw a picture. But please be quiet. If you have a trouble, please open the entrance door. I will come to you."

"But I will be worried if mom is not with me..."

My 5-year-old daughter said.

"Don't worry. I will be with you!"

My 7-year-old son told to his sister.

"OK. See you later."

I took them to the waiting space and went to work.

They could keep quiet while waiting for me for about 40 minutes.

My colleague praised them and gave them Origami cranes which she made saying:

"Sorry for keep you waiting, your mom will finish working soon. You were able to wait for her as a good boy and girl! Here you are. This is a gift for you."

"Thank you!"

My children were glad to hear her compliment.

I was really thankful for her consideration.

We had lunch and came home.




After we came home, my 7-year-old son told me:

"I want to ride a bicycle!"

"But your bicycle has it training wheels taken off. Why don't you practise riding a bike?"

Actually, he had not been able to ride a bike without training wheels yet.

"No! I don't want to practise it! I can't ride it without training wheels! Attach them to my bike!"

"You don't have to use training wheels because you can ride the kick scooter. It also only has two wheels. It is similar to a bike."

Since he didn't agree with me and took his kick scooter to the park, I took his bike and went to the park.

After a while he rode the kick scooter, he said:

"I  will try to ride my bike."

"OK. I assure you that you can do it!"

I told him tips for riding his bike.

I assisted him at first, but I tried not to support him during the practise.

Then he could ride it by himself!

"Wow! I did it! Look mom! I can ride a bike alone!"

He was so excited and rode around the park.

Looking at him, my 5-year-old daughter said:

"I envy him. I want to take my training wheels off!"

I tried to take them off, but they were too tight to take off for me.

She tried to ride my son's bike, but it was a little difficult for her.

"After your dad comes home, let's ask him to take the training wheels off and practise on it!"

She was about to cry because she is a sore loser.

My son was in his element riding the bike.



We went to the airport to pick my husband up.

He finally came home.

He said he was tired but he enjoyed the events.

Maybe I was irritated by events more than him.

But I was relieved that he came home safely.

At last, our days cango back to normal.

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4 件のコメント:

  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    Your son must be very proud that he is now able to ride his bike without training wheels. Hopefully your daughter will not take too long to also learn.

    Here is a list of issues found with the post:

    This line:
    I asked our team leader that I work only for our busiest time of 30 minites and she accepted it.

    Should be:
    I asked our team leader if I could work only for our busiest time of 30 minites and she agreed.

    This line:
    I really thanked her consideration.

    Should be:
    I was really thankful for her consideration.

    This line:
    "But your bicycle is taken off the training wheels. Why don't you practise riding a bike?"

    Should be:
    "But your bicycle has it training wheels taken off. Why don't you practise riding a bike?"

    This line:
    "You don't have to do it because you can ride the kick scooter. It has also only two wheels. It is similar to a bike."

    Should be:
    "You don't have to use training wheels because you can ride the kick scooter. It also only has two wheels. It is similar to a bike."

    This line:
    "I try to ride my bike."

    Should be:
    "I will try to ride my bike."

    This line:
    I told him tips to ride a bike.

    Should be:
    I told him tips for riding his bike.

    This line:
    I assisted him first, but I tried not to support him during the practise.

    Should be:
    I assisted him at first, but I tried not to support him during the practise.

    This line:
    Then he could ride it only by himself!

    Should be:
    Then he could ride it by himself!

    This line:
    I tried to take them off, but it was too tight to take off for me.

    Should be:
    I tried to take them off, but they were too tight to take off for me.

    This line:
    "After your dad comes home, let's ask him to take the training wheels off and practise it!"

    Should be:
    "After your dad comes home, let's ask him to take the training wheels off and practise on it!"

    This line:
    My son was riding the bike like in his element.

    Should be:
    My son was in his element riding the bike.

    This line:
    He said he was tired but he enjoyed the happening.

    Should be:
    He said he was tired but he enjoyed the events.

    This line:
    Maybe I was irritated by the happening more than him.

    Should be:
    Maybe I was irritated by events more than him.

    This line:
    At last, we can go back our normal days.

    Should be:
    At last, our days can go back to normal.

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    1. Hello Terry.
      I always am grateful to your help.
      I didn't know this expression:
      My son was in his element riding the bike.

      When I wrote this, I searched on internet.
      I would like to say such an expression not only in my diary but also in normal conversation.

      Thank you so much!


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  2. Hi Kumi-san,

    Yes English if full of set phrases, similar to Japanese. Though I would say not to worry if you can't find the exact set phrase you are after because there many and even English people do not know them all. They are not taught in schools. We just pick them up from listening.

    If you want learn more about such phrases in English they are technically called "Idioms". A search of Google for "English Idioms" should present many sources for you to learn from. It would not surprise me if there were also books.

    Here is a link to one Idiom site. It doesn't have them all but there are plenty to be going on with:

    http://www.idiomsite.com/

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    1. Thank you for the information of the site.
      I will refer it(^^).

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