Do you remember Flat Stanley? The cut out that kids sent to their friends and family around the world?
My son’s kindergarten teacher gave his class a gingerbread man to send instead of Stanley. Quinton’s cut out is making his way around Tokyo with my friend from high school who came to visit us this past summer.(Quinton loved Marci Kobayashi-Smith so much that he decided to go there as soon as possible. On a boat. I should drop him off and come back for him the next day.)
So today, I present to you the adventures of Mr. G as told by Marci with pictures and text. Enjoy!
For this first night, we are enjoying a quiet night at home watching TV. There is a show about a neighborhood police officer on TV right now. I’m sure you can see him in the background.
First we took a walk along the bike path next to the river and saw some egrets. Sometimes we can see blue herons there, too but not today.
The Gingerbread Man discovered that stop signs look different here in Japan. They are triangles!
Then we came up to a very busy street and he noticed something else–people drive on the left side of the road!
Now we are back home and having a snack. Even though many things are different, somethings are the same. For example, we are enjoying a big red apple for a snack.
Actually, he let me eat most of it. ?
And that’s all for part one! Stay tuned to see what Mr. G gets up to next week. Meanwhile, you can find more about his tour guide Marci by going to her blog and website.
May you find great adventures of your own this week and maybe even eat an apple-
Postscript: After I posted this, I remembered today is the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.
A part of me questions the wisdom of whimsy on such a day.
The best part of me thinks a kindergarten gingerbread man free to travel to Japan somehow fits. I pray for more whimsy and far fewer moments of tragedy in all our lives.