“Haha (1)! Chichi (2)!” exclaimed your children as came out of their rooms with new kimono’s (3) on, ready for the festival you and Japan were going to take them to.
“You look wonderful, my kodomo (4).” You said, fixing your daughter’s kimono and tying the obi (5).
Your daughter, Sakura, looked just like you, with Japans hair color. She had beautiful (h/l) hair that was now tied back into a bun. Her (e/c) eyes sparkled in the sunlight. She was shorter than her brothers, Yuki and Kauru, who were identical twins that looked exactly like Japan. Your daughter acted like you, while your sons acted like Japan.
You looked out the window, watching the clouds go by. It was a beautiful day, with the sky a brilliant blue and the sun shining. The weather was perfect today. Even the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the wind making the petals fall just like at your wedding.
(Time skip to the festival)
Once you arrived at the festival, you could smell all the different types of food and could hear laughter and everyone having a great time.
“What do you want to do first?” you asked your children whose eyes were wide from it being their first time to a festival. Your children stayed silent, contemplating on how to answer your question.
“How about we try goldfish scooping? That’s my favorite activity, but I have never been able to catch one. Maybe you can try.” You suggested.
“Hai (6)!” answered your children, as you walked towards the booth.
Once you got there, the man at the booth handed out nets and bowls, and then explained the rules. Once he was finished, he let you and your children catch the fish.
(Time skip to about a minute)
“I caught one!” exclaimed Sakura. The man at the booth took the fish and placed it into a plastic bag full of water.
“Be very gentle of him. Make sure to take good care of him.” He said.
She nodded, then said,” Okay! I am going to name him Kiku, just like Chichi!”
You laughed at this, seeing that your husband’s cheeks were now a light shade of pink.
Just then, both Yuki and Kauru caught one together, using both of their nets.
“Good job, you guys!” you said, handing them their fish.
“What are you going to name your fish?” asked Japan.
“Sakana (7).” answered your sons at the same time with your husband’s monotone voice.
You smiled at this, knowing that they don’t really have a sense of creativity.
After that, you went to a booth that sold masks. Sakura picked out a Pikachu mask, while Yuki and Kauru picked identical ones that was shaped like a dragon. You picked a (favorite animal) mask and Japan picked a cat one.
Then you walked towards a booth that sold food and snacks.
After the sun went down, you all stayed for the fireworks.
Once the festival was over, you carried your sleeping daughter while your husband carried Yuki and Kauru, both snoring on his shoulders. You drove home, and when you arrived you tucked in your children in their beds. Before you turned out the lights, you whispered at the door,
“Happy fifth birthday, my beautiful kodomo.”
1: Mother in Japanese
2: Father in Japanese
3: a traditional Japanese dress wear that both men and women can wear
4: Children in Japanese
5. The waist belt that is worn around the waist on top of the kimono that must be tied from the back
6. Yes in Japanese
7. Fish in Japanese