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.

2 comments:

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!