Somebody quarantine us…

I’m not even sure I should be writing about this because it really makes us look like we’re living like animals. At any rate, don’t eat while reading on…

Last night, Baki told me there was something weird in his poop. Now, Kaya eats all kinds of stuff that you shouldn’t eat (handfuls if sand, watermelon seeds, paper) so I’ve seen some stuff in his diaper. But Baki said that what he saw was alive. That pretty much stopped me in my tracks. He had flushed, so I didn’t get to see it (what a pity), but I made an appointment to see the doctor this morning. After chatting with Baki for a while, he confirmed my suspicion – Baki has worms, and it’s likely we do, too.

So we’re all going to be dewormed. It’s demoralizing, especially coming as it does on the heels of the lice episode. To make matters worse, look at the graphic design on the medicine box:

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You know, in case you forgot why you were taking it.

Look up (but not yet)!

It’s one of my favorite holidays today — Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Tonight  On September 30,  the night of the 15th day of the 9th month on the Chinese lunar calendar, is the moon’s brightest night. Take a look and see!
Traditionally, people hold moon viewing parties, and we will have ours when we are back out in the garden. You are supposed to eat mooncakes, but we don’t have any this year, and I am not ambitious enough to try and make them (and I haven’t got any lard, that essential element in so many Chinese sweets — don tat come to mind).
Still, no matter where you are, grab a mooncake if you can, or even just a cup of tea and turn your face heavenward for a moment if you can find the time!

(I wrote this thinking that MOon FEstival was Sept. 19, but I was a year ahead of myself — it’s on September 19 in 2013!)