I have unofficially declared today "Take Your Mochi to Work Day." If you haven't left the house yet, go grab your Mochi, and take it with you! If it's too late for today, do it tomorrow...this is a loose holiday at best, and its observance comes without a lot of "have to" rules and regulations...which is kindof nice in the work-a-day world!
I observed the new holiday yesterday, a day early, just to test my theory that this would be a good day to celebrate on a regular basis, and I believe the experiment to be a smashing success! After all, the bunny and the cupcake really love to be a part of the action...here they are, playing on my desk:
Looking at them up there, just having a grand time, it's hard to believe how rough the day started out yesterday...you see, I had just finished my first cup of coffee, when I noticed someone hiding behind my mug...
It was a tiny Mochi Easter Bunny, and he had a BIG question!
"Excuse me, please! But, where did I come from?""Ummmm, it's 6:30...in the MORNING...!"
"I know that, but I really am curious...do you know where I came from?"
I was a bit taken aback by the question, but I figured that I would rather he get the right story from me than to hear some garbage on the street...we DO live in a pretty rough neighborhood. So, I sat him down, got another cup of coffee, and took a deep breath.
"Well, you see...ahem...it's like this. Sometimes, when yarn and knitting needles love each other verily, very muchly, they decide to work together to create a thing of beauty. Sometimes the thing is small, and sometimes it is big. Whether big or small, blue or pink, acrylic or wool, the thing they create is an expression of their love, and should feel very special to have been made. You know what else? The knitter loves the thing, too! Just like you, little Easter Bunny! I love you very much. You know that, right?"
"Yep. I know. What's that stuff...over there?""Well, that's yarn."
"Can I touch it?"
"Hmmmm...what's this? This cupcake looking thing?"
"Well, that's a tiny, Mochi Cupcake."
"Can I eat it?"
"Ummm, I'd rather you didn't. You know, it's kind of like your sister..."
"Ohhhhh! I get it now."
"I think that could be arranged," I answered, after a short pause and a quiet declaration of the new holiday in the living room, sans audience. I did not want to wake Mr. Pretty with this particular announcement.
So the bunny and the cupcake spent the day in my office. They played a bit, and they napped a bit, and they spent more than enough time watching the clock and asking when it would be time to go home. Work wasn't as much fun as they thought it might be, but I think they enjoyed the day.When we got home, they told me they want a little brother.
We'll see what we can do.
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!