Tuesday, June 21, 2011

T&J are back!

Things are quickly back to normal in Casa K.
Tony and Jenny arrived at the Wuxi Bus Station at about three p.m. yesterday afternoon.  When I first set eyes on them after two weeks, I saw that Jenny carried a few bags as Tony pushed a biccycle with training wheels.  The first thing that struck me was how much more physically mature Tony looked than I had either recalled or imagined.  Of course, I had had this feeling on a previous reunion with Tony after not having seen him for a few weeks.
The first thing that struck Jenny about me was how long my hair had grown, and how I need to get a haircut.
Having had realistic expectations, the return of T&J has been alright.  Jenny, as I expected, was mad at me for not having cleaned the house to her liking.  But there was no way she could say I was an absolute slob.  And Tony has had an agenda that has conflicted with mine or is simply unfathomable to me.
I got a one week vacation now.  In pure Kaulins family tradition, I have no idea what I am going to do.  There seems no desire to get out of town on Jenny's part.


Anonymous said...

What is Tony's agenda that you keep referring to?

Andis Kaulins said...

Tony being a three year old, lives in the moment, and is reluctant to have any way, but his way, be the way.

And being a political animal at times; though not in the sense that I am trying to grab power or anything, but more as one who follows politics like others follow sports; I see my battle of wills with my son Tony like a battle with those of an opposing political party -- they have a secret agenda that they are trying all-out to have enacted, and I have to do my damndest to see that the good and sensible instead prevails.

Tony's agenda, you see, is a left-wing agenda, of give me! give me! give me!