So here are a few funny pics we dug up and had a bit of a giggle over. Let's hope he doesn't see these, he'd kill me if he knew all you lovely readers were laughing at his expense!
With a fellow gang member. They all had crazy hair colours and they each had a coloured suit, Ryo-chan was "Mr Red..."
Peace signs look innocent?? Look closer, Ryota is the one sitting down with a cup of alcohol and a ciggie in his hand!!
This one was post tattoo, so after his brain had been injected with rebel western influence after a year in America "studying" AKA smoking dope. Love the hard arse pose in front of some storybook character picture AND that hair!!!!
There are many more incriminating snaps that grandma was going through, she didn't seem to flinch even when there were photos of Ryota smoking when he was like, 12!
Apparently they had quite a tight little group with their gang status and were feared in the Junior high school world. Woooooooo.
I'm glad Ryota got on the straight and narrow though, a few of the gang members have ended up in jail, and one guy we occasionally still see is a host!
The kid in the second photo with the ciggie in his mouth died when he was 15 after speeding off on his scooter and straight into an oncoming car right near our house, we always go slow when we come to that corner in case some other punk kid is doing the same thing...
Ryota's BFF was also part of the gang, but he's also on the straight and narrow salary man path and apparently never really fit in to the bad boy scene either. It's funny how certain things can change your life so dramatically, if Ryota hadn't gone to America, he probably would have stayed in Japan and got into more trouble, and probably would never have met me!
Also worth a mention is my mini bad boy is one and a half today, can really not believe how quickly time is going. Happy 1 and a half birthday son!