This morning we awoke to Makoto prodding Yumi with an:
We were puzzled what he meant. 開けて！ of course means ‘open (up)!,’ but open what? The door?
しばらくしたら・・・ After a little while…
After a little while, Yumi realized Makoto meant:
おきて！おきて！ Okite! Okite! (Get up; wake up!)
This made more sense.
This reminded me of going to summer camp as a child. We boys had crowded into a tent to tell scary stories late one night. The stories weren’t scary enough to keep me awake, though. While nodding, someone asked, “Clay, are you awake?”
Apparantly, I was dreaming about going to the Trading Post down the trail to buy some candy and soda. I said, “I’m open.” They were laughing about that the next summer.
Must be in the genes.