“Ichi! Brush your teeth now! Got it?”
“Ichi! Wash your hands after the toilet! Got it?”
Naomi bosses Ichi about. Naomi is four. Ichi is eight. But Naomi sounds like a grown-up sometimes.
“Naomi is like mum recently,” said Ichi.
Oh no, is it me who Naomi was copying? Ichi is such a laid back boy so I often hurry him up, but I didn’t know I sounded that bossy!
Children are like mirrors. They reflect what they see and what they hear. After hearing Naomi speaking to Ichi in a commanding tone, I felt embarrassed with myself. I’d better watch out what I say and how I say it!
Here is this week’s cartoon.
Noriko, Noriko Matsubara