This week Okaasan and I had a fight.
Cos she forgot to tell me. So I didn't know.
Just as well, really. That's the best kind of fight: one-sided.
All was fine.
Yesterday afternoon Yujiro got a call from Okaasan, while he was working.
"I want to out shopping, and I don't have any money."
"Ahh, I won't be home for about 2 hours. Can't you ask Oyomesan?"
"No, I don't want to borrow money from her. We are fighting!"
"Fighting? No, you're not fighting with Oyomesan. Ask her for money, when she comes home".
I got home about 4 pm and found Okaasan in the entrance hall with her coat and bags - she asked me for money, I gladly gave it to her (had forgotten to dole out a little in the morning) and off she went.
Yujiro told me later that I was in the middle of a fight with Okaasan, which we both found mysterious - because I wasn't to my knowledge fighting at all. However, looking back at Tuesday night dinner time Okaasan HAD seemed a bit stony faced and quiet while we prattled on about things.
Was that a fight? Over what? I took laundry from her room to do on Monday afternoon...as usual...was it that? I do that every week....
All very odd.
At 7.15 pm we all met in the kitchen for dinner. I felt nervous: would there be some terrible atmosphere and then accusations about "you go into my room and steal things" etc etc.
I walked into the kitchen. Okaasan looked up, all smiles and cheerful. Greetings. Response to chat. Giggles about the cat. Comments on the the food. All fine.
The fighting had come....stayed a while...and gone.