I was pleasantly surprised this year when one young mum stepped up immediately to lead our group. She'd heard that it was fun. Both of her kids are either at kindergarten or school so she has the time. And she's a natural. Quiet and unassuming yet strong in organisational skills and efficient at rallying the team. She's super-kind and patient with me (taking the time to really make sure I understand what's going on. She speaks S L O W L Y and uses standard Japanese rather than the local dialect).
Yesterday my group spent a few hours together planning for the big upcoming event - the kindergarten fete or bazaar. I'm really fortunate to be in the coolest group. The mums are all very good friends as most of them have been in the same group for at least three years and some longer since they all have older kids as well. The groups are assigned based on where you live and your mode of transport to and from kindy. We're the drivers (or bikers or walkers). Since we're all neighbors one of them usually picks me up since I never know where the restaurants are. See what I mean about bending over backwards for me.
(The lovely what she wore today mum is in my group too and I am delighting in her transition pieces as the weather cools down).
|Me and Noodle , five years ago at his first Sport's Day in the mum / kid dance|
I guess I would like to express my thanks to these unsung heroes. I only wish I could do more to help.