Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, I have an announcement to make...

I'm going to adopt a Japanese child.

Not any time soon, obviously. I'd like to be married first -- so we're talking at least 10 years from now. (No joke.) But still. One day it will happen.

The kiddos here are so darn cute! Of course all children are precious, but I'm telling you, there's just something about Japanese kids that captures my heart. Meet the little girl I saw today outside my apartment, who inspired me to write this blog post...

I wish I had a photo of her smiling! We were apparently playing some kind of peek-a-boo game; when the camera came out, the smile disappeared. And as soon as the camera was hidden, the adorable grin reappeared. Go figure.

When I have my own Japanese toddler, you'd better believe I'll dress him or her up in a fuzzy little outfit like that fun monkey suit! I've found that these outfits are quite common, and I love it. Here's a picture of a little Tigger I met a couple of weekends ago...

Unlike the "real" Tigger, this lil' guy's facial expression does not quite say "Woohoohoohoohooo!" Instead, it says something like, "Who is this strange-looking person from a land far away, and why is she taking my picture?" It's okay, buddy, I understand. I can't help but notice the big smile on the mother's face, though. That's the look of love and pride, right there. Gotta love it. :)

I really have no problem asking mothers if I can take a picture of their charming child. I can't help it! First, I say, "Totemo kawaii." (Very cute) Then, "Shashin (picture), okay?" They're usually more than happy to let me photograph their pride and joy. Here's a young girl I thought was super cute and stylish...


This last picture was taken a couple of months ago at Samurihama Elementary School. (There's no way I could wear a t-shirt and shorts to school anymore. Brrrr.) I get the biggest kick out of the first grade students who put on their darling yellow hats when they're ready to head home. *sigh.* Again, I had to have a picture with these sweethearts.

So until I have my own children to take countless pictures of, I'm going to enjoying other peoples' kids. :)

6 comments:

Lauren said...

Daaayna,
Those kids are so cute! I think some day you will be a great mother to a little Japanese boy or girl. In fact I think you will be a great mom to any child!
Love you!

lauren ashley said...

i, too, want to adopt one of those PRECIOUS japanese kiddles!! hehe.
that little bear guy up top is tooo cuuute to boot!!

love your bloggy, dana, and love you!!!

Wendy City said...

These kiddo's are too adorable! I am eager to visit you -- and can't wait for you to come here :D

The Princess said...

REALLY? You going to have your own kid SOON, girlfriend? GREAT!! I have thoughts of being a mom too, haha. Imagine if we have a love child together, she or he will probably look Japanese, haha! Anyway, I love the pictures of those kids in animal suits. I think they are pretty common in Japan! I agree with you, Japanese kids are the cutest. You go Dana-san Mom! :)

Amanda said...

Hmmm...such cute kids. You absolutely should adopt a Japanese child. How cool would that be??!!

Are parents open to letting you hold their children???

grace said...

Please don't steal all the Japanese children!!! I've wanted to adopt Japanese children since...well, a long time! I can COMPLETELY relate to your love for them. They're just SOOOO cute. Good thing Japanese people love to take pictures. :)