Peter's Homestay: After 3 Months
1. Taking Showers
Classes started this week. The heat is bad, really humid and no air conditioning. So here’s my routine. I get up early and go running. Then I jump in the shower, and head for school. I get back around 4:00, and it feels like a sauna. I grab a shower to revive, and then start my Japanese homework. By bedtime it feels like a sauna again, so it’s back to the shower, and then sleep.
Peter’s taking showers 3 or 4 times a day, and our water bill is going to be terrible. Plus I have to clean the bathroom after him. And I have to wash 3 times as many clothes as for my own sons! It’s beginning to get on our nerves, because we expected him to take baths like we do, in the evening.
2. Eating Out
We were really upset about Peter wanting to have a party in his room. We tried to let him know every way we could, but he just went ahead. I wouldn’t mind it if he had a party where we could meet his friends and that our boys could also come to, but I think this party made the family look bad in the neighborhood. We thought Peter would be more considerate of us. It seems that he is just using the family for his own convenience.