About an hour into the drive, I started grumbling and complaining(and possibly cussing under my breath). Sean was all, "Chill out. It's fine. We're in an air conditioned car. What is there to complain about?" I only wish I'd recorded him to play his own words back to him on the way home. When we entered the wrong ETC lane and didn't get a ticket. When we couldn't figure out where the flip we were going when we lost signal due to being in a tunnel. The man is hilarious when he gets animated. Anyway, back to the park.
We finally found it and much to our delight, they had a statue there to honor all the parents who've made the ridiculous trek before.
Due to the traffic delay, all the mosquitoes in Japan had time to rally at said park and meet us there. Even so, the park was awesome. The boys had a blast. Much brotherly love was shown. Encouragement was given. Life lessons were demonstrated.
Sean had a bonding experience with this one. It was such a real life picture regarding trusting his father and the help a brother, someone who's already conquered the obstacle, can give. It was a beautiful moment. Sean wouldn't let him give up and Titus conquered a fear. I should add, his fear wasn't paddling this bucket around. It was a bigger obstacle than that. :D And he took every obstacle on after his life lesson with pure grit and determination.
Somedays these kids wear me out. Somedays four feels like fifteen. Somedays I question why God didn't give me girls. Today was not one of those days. We had the park mostly to ourselves and we got to get dirty and sweaty and malaria-ridden together with these four awesome boys. I have been given so much more than I deserve.
Our first real trip is coming up soon!! Soon, soon. Like, I need to start packing, soon. If anyone has suggestions for Nikko, throw 'em at me!