|Partners in Crime|
This has been a turbulent summer, so far. After two years of longing, my daughter Makiko got her wish to stay with my mom, Mildred, in LA, all by herself... without me. I knew what Makiko and my mom were up to. I envisioned a lot of illicit behavior, like watching "Mama Mia four times in a row, till 2 in the morning and unbridled Dim Sum eating. However, when the day arrived for me to go back to San Francisco and leave them alone, there was palpable feeling of anxiety for both Makiko and me. However, Makiko was determined, declaring that this was something she just had to do. As a result, and in spite of many tearful late night calls last week, she still managed to have a wonderful time with her plethora of second and third cousins. I, on the other hand, am a wreck. I think it has actually taken a few years off my life, which is just parenting as usual.
|Makiko at Obon in Venice|
|Tom and Elmo in Venice Beach|
Then I hope to get out of town for a week.