Two weeks have passed

Our new life began two weeks ago! Now I’m used to driving my daughter to school almost everyday, working at Starbucks near school for four hours, picking her up, driving home, and working more till I need to pick the other daughter up from the local daycare by 5:30 pm.

So far our older daughter likes the school, which is good, and although she had really not talked in English at home, she seems picking it up. I was really concerned how I could work, but working at Starbucks is quite comfortable (with wi-fi and power outlet!). The only thing I don’t like to do there is requesting for filming permission. Sometimes it’s a ministry and sometimes it’s a totally random person I find interesting for a TV show. One day I was asking about antiballistic missiles to the Ministry of Defence, for example, at Starbucks. It’s not something you want to hear at a cafe.

So far, so good. I have a few pieces of filming coming up and I have to see how we can handle it. One day, I know my husband can drive her to school. How about the other days? It’s all about management to run family matters.

新生活が始まって、2週間が過ぎた。ようやく娘の学校までのドライブや、スタバで4時間仕事をし、帰路につき、そこから保育園にいる下の娘の5時半お迎えまで仕事してから迎えに行くことにも慣れてきたところ。どうなることかと思ったけれど、スタバでの仕事はかなり快適(WiFiと電源がある!)。カフェでの仕事は、撮影申請の電話をかける時だけが難点だけれど。海外のTV番組のプロデュース、コーディネートをしているので、省庁や面白そうな人に取材をお願いすることが多い。先日は、防衛省に、弾道ミサイルについて問い合わせた。スタバで。ちょっとカフェには向いていない話題だ。

ともかく、わりといい感じ。今後数週間のうちにいくつかの撮影が控えているので、それをどうやりくりできるかが課題だ。1日は、夫が娘を送っていける。他の日はどうなるやら。家族のことをやりくりするのも、全てマネージメントである。

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