My Day: Poop and a Trip to Osaka

Today started like most days, with Anthony waking me up because he wants some milk. (He normally gets up before us and plays until he gets thirsty enough to wake us up.)

Walking into the livingroom/kitchen, I said “It smells a bit like poopy in here” and looked at him. I checked his butt to see whether he'd done a poor job of wiping, but that seemed fine. I asked whether he knew what the smell was, and he got quiet. Uh oh, this is not a good sign.

After a bit, he said “I want you to go; I don't want milk now.” Uh oh, this is definitely not a good sign. I asked him what happened, but he wouldn't talk... he just looked down at his feet. So, I take a look around and it doesn't take long before I see that he make a poopy and pee-pee under the kitchen table. Excellent.

I should point out that we have sub-floor heating that comes on automatically in the morning, so Lord knows how long it had been simmering there. Ugh. I cleaned it up and opened the windows to clear out the room. He got sent to his room to wait until the livingroom got warm enough. Papa was not happy.

He had a slight cough and seems to be getting a cold sore or something in the corner of his mouth, so we decided to keep him home from preschool. Instead, I took him with me to Osaka, to the Nikon Service Center in Umeda, to have them look at my lens with focus problems. I'd already planned on bringing my D200 body and all my lenses, so with the added burden of Anthony and his stuff, I was glad that Shimada-san was going with me.

It was a fun trip for Anthony because it required using three trains to get there (two subway and one inter-city train), and the same on the way back. When not in the train or in a store, I mostly gave him a piggy-back ride, and Shimada-san (bless his heart) carried everything else.

Nikon took my camera and lenses and asked for a couple of hours to check them out, so we walked over to Yodobashi Camera to kill time in their toys section. I gave Anthony the standard “we'll just look and play; we won't buy anything,” and to his credit he wasn't fussy at all. (But Daddy did buy some accessories for his camera bag 🙂

Back at Nikon, they decided that they wanted to send in the body and the 70-200 f/2.8 to the main shop, and that I should get it back on the 23rd. I had them ship it directly to me in Kyoto, to save a trip. The 23rd is a holiday — Emperor's birthday, or some such. We'll see whether it comes.

So, I'm now sans camera for the next couple of weeks. Anthony promises that from now on he'll use the toilet. You win some, you lose some.


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

In Brazil, when a child behave like that, specially when it’s under a table (I’m not kidding!) is said that he/she is foreseeing that a new baby is coming 🙂
Are you making plans?

Really nice images, Jeff!

— comment by Camila on December 12th, 2006 at 12:38pm JST (11 years ago) comment permalink

Dear Mr. Jeffrey Friedl Matsunaka,

I am Katada that met you at the Nikon service station the other day.
I was glad to tell the photograph only though I was a little with you.

I saw your Brog. It attaches each other or it is being written in a humorous hoop with the
son.

It is regrettable not to be able to use the camera.
The event of Kyoto Arashiyama: As for “Hana touro”, only seeing is also
beautiful.  I will recommend you to see.

My photograph work exhibition holds it from January 4th to the 16th next year
in Nikon service station Mini gallery.

The camera that I am using is Nikon D70.
Moreover, I will talk about the photograph with you.

Keijiro Katada

— comment by Keijiro Katada on December 13th, 2006 at 11:01am JST (11 years ago) comment permalink

Interesting what they say in Brazil!!! I learn so much from this blog! (Though not at all about technical stuff I have no idea of.)

— comment by Anne on September 2nd, 2012 at 4:03pm JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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