For Daikichi, a new life has begun. It includes a little girl called Rin. Rin isn’t sleeping over for a few days, but she’s going to be a huge part of his everyday life from now on. I salute him for being brave enough to take on this challenge – raising a kid who’s not his own. I think it takes a lot of courage to do that, even though Daikichi may only step forward cuz no one else in the family is willing.
There’s a lot for Daikichi and Rin to learn from each other. I’m not referring to their personalities, behavior or what they like and dislike. I’m referring to the little lessons both can pick up from each other. Rin may be a young girl, but she behaves and has great manners. She kinda sounds like an old grandmother at times >.<. I like that even with such great age difference, Daikichi and Rin are getting along just fine. They can tease each other, joke around, basically just having fun spending time together. In a way, they’re almost like father and daughter.
At some point in this episode, I was thinking if Rin was Reina, Daikichi may not be motivated enough to take her in. Reina’s my worst nightmare. I’m not saying that I dislike kids or anything, however, I do find kids like Reina annoying. So I’m glad Rin’s such a lovely girl.
Towards the end of this week’s episode, it left me wondering if Daikichi will set out to look for Rin’s mother. He’s definitely feeling the burden. He needs time to adjust, leaving behind a typical bachelor life. He’s starting to make mistakes at work as he’s rushing to make sure he’ll be on time to fetch Rin.
One more thing, Japanese sure walks a lot huh? Maybe that’s one of the key reason why they stay so much healthier. In Kuching, most of us has our own transportation and we go everywhere by car. No walking. I haven’t seen anyone carrying something that huge on their back like Daikichi here and walk so far to get back home.
This episode certainly reflected Daikichi’s struggles as he tried his best to make it work. He has been running all over the place! That poor man. At least, he had picked up a few handy skills and knowledge about raising kids like how to buy clothes. >.< At this point, it’s too early to tell if he can make it work, although I hope he can.
Just a thought – will it be easier for Daikichi if Rin’s a boy? Would Usagi Drop be different then? I guess I’ll leave the thought at that.