For the past 2 weeks we have had a couple of visitors at our home.
My wife’s younger sister and her daughter, Jisu, who is 4 years old.
It’s a lot different having those visitors since we’re a male-dominated domain most of the time.
I can say that the boys had a great time playing with their little cousin, and I’m pretty sure she enjoyed the visit as well.
Bynn said he loved coming home from school and having someone so happy to see him greet him at the door. Hey, I’m glad to see him, too, but usually the first words out of his mouth are something he and his brother have been fighting about, so I’m obviously not as thrilled to see him every day as someone else might be
This is the second time in the past few months they have visited, but this time the weather was better, the boys had a little more time, and I think Jisu was a little more comfortable with them, too. I think that made a little difference. They really did enjoy playing together.
For 4 years old, she speaks very well, and a lot, but only Korean. That also made for some fun. I had to do a lot of translating and giving the boys vocabulary when they wanted to say something to her. My wife’s sister can speak Japanese, so that was easy for them when they couldn’t understand her in Korean. Jisu couldn’t do that.
It was very interesting to watch them all ‘talk’ and get to know how to communicate with each other as well.
Anyway, Saturday they left for home in Korea, and we’re sort of back to normal now.
Here are a few pictures of the send off. I particularly like, as a photo, the last one of Jisu and her mom in the bus going to the airport. (Uh, yes, sorry, but since my wife had work at the university, Bynn had a basketball game, and I had to take Ahn to squash lessons, we had to send them off to the airport by shuttle bus.)