Thanks for all your comments. I think we ended up talking more about using children’s reins than anything else, but that’s a really interesting topic as well. By the way, I noticed today that I forgot to update my ALC blog with the new entry. Please remind me next week!
Here is some feedback on your comments. Feel free to ask me questions if I miss something you were not sure about.
You probably mean the incident, a 3-year-old boy has died after falling from the 5th-floor balcony of his home in Aichi.
You can actually use “where” in this sentence: the incident where a 3-year-old boy…
and you would end up living with the guilt and pain for the rest of your life.
As YU said, I can’t believe that how she could do that.
“I can’t believe she could do that” or “I can’t understand how she could do that.”
Often mother has to child rearing alone because her husband is too busy at work
Mothers often have to bring up children alone because their husbands are too busy at work.
I think toddlers should not be left alone just for even a little time.
I don’t think that toddlers should be left along even for just a little time. (A-Z: Negative sentence word order)
I hadn’t known about the news of this accident until my husband told me that.
“I hadn’t heard…” or “I didn’t know….” You don’t need “that” on the end of the sentence, either; “told me about it” would sound more natural.
There were heavy thunder and lighting 3 times today in my area.
There was heavy thunder and lightning three times today in my area.
You know what children do is always beyond our expectation.
You know that children always do the unexpected.
Now I am a student and I can’t even imagine having my children!
Now I am a student, and I can’t even imagine having children.
Wow! Now we can see “posting time” !
I had to ask the guy who made the website to add that feature. Thanks for noticing.
Yesterday I found a short letter(notice) from TEPCO in my mailbox. It was written that why they need to raise electricity bill this summer.
It explained why they need to raise…
Actually I even hesitate in taking shower when no one can sit in with my sleeping daughter.
Actually, I even hesitate to take a shower when there is no one to sit with my sleeping daughter.
By the way, did you hear about the horrible news that a naked man ate another naked man’s face on a highway in Miami?
Yes, I did. It was all over the British news as well. There are some very strange people in this world!
My sons have not married yet,
My sons are not married yet,
Your story made me feel scary!
Your story made me feel scared. / Your story scared me.
My daughter is still 8, so I don’t think she is big enough, but I had to leave her alone when I went to a meeting at my son’s junior high school in April.
Excuse my ignorance, but why couldn’t you just say to the school, “Sorry, I can’t come to the meeting because there is no one to look after my daughter?”
I got a notice from my daughters school yesterday, and it says a pervert has been seen in my area. A junior high school girl was flashed on her way home.
Unfortunately, this seems to be extremely common in Japan.
Personally, I don’t agree to leaving children alone in a house or apartment any age of children.
Personally, I don’t agree with leaving children of any age alone in a house or an apartment.
I came to my senses with his word.
His words brought me to my senses.
You’ve got me wrong!! Just because I said I didn’t know what to say, it doesn’t mean that I am not interested in the topic:)
Very nice sentences.
…and all parents have to do the job at least once for their child.
What does “have to” mean? Is it the law!? What happens if you just say, “I’m sorry, I can’t do it because I’m too busy”?
so I had to left my children home.
… so I have do leave my children at home.
That is the goriest story I’ve ever heard.
“Gory” is exactly the right word for this story! Well done!
Sometimes it worked, but other times it made things worse.
You can imagine how hard it is to reject your child’s plea as he/she is crying, reaching out for you with their small hands, and saying “ママ～、ママ～.”
I don’t think my mother would have had any problem with that! She would just have told me to shut up!!
That’s it for this week. I’ll be back again with a new topic on Monday. Bye for now.