August, when children typically enjoy their summer break, is also a time for many of them to spend more time with their families.

Twitter user なみそ Namiso (@omochi_nam01) posted many photos on her Twitter account this month documenting her everyday family life during her kids' summer break.

Here's a heartwarming episode:

Namiso's daughter, who's in elementary school, decided to make an omurice (a Western-style dish invented in Japan consisting of seasoned rice enveloped in an omelet) for her, and decorate it with a message in ketchup.

Although decorating pancakes or omelets with simple hearts or faces is something that some Japanese parents do for their children at home, writing entire messages and more elaborate illustrations with ketchup on an omurice is a phenomenon commonly associated with maid cafe maids, as in the example below:

However, no matter how skilled a maid cafe maid could draw in ketchup, for Namiso, nothing can compare to the omurice her daughter made and the simple message she drew on it this summer.

Here are four photos of the massive omurice her daughter made:

"This omurice which my daughter made while saying: "I love you Mom" is incredibly hefty and I'm so happy."

Reproduced with permission from なみそ Namiso (@omochi_nam01)

In case you don't read Japanese, the message in ketchup says 大すき daisuki, meaning "I love you."

With Namiso supervising, her daughter cooked it all by herself. Then, she wrapped the omurice to maintain a nice rounded shape and when it was ready to serve, she drew the message on top of it.

According to Namiso, her daughter kept saying "I love you, Mom, I love you, I love you..." while she was cooking.

The photo of her loving daughter's cooking and her giant omurice filled with affection elicited many messages, such as:

  • "Maybe she made it that size so she could write 'I love you' in big enough letters to express her feelings. This omurice is full of love."
  • "The weight of the omurice seems to be in proportion to her daughter's feelings!"
  • "This picture makes me happy too. Your daughter is so cute."
  • "The omurice is beautifully cooked, and the bright red message of love made me cry..."

In a follow-up Tweet, Namiso revealed that her daughter's omurice was also very tasty.

"I felt that my daughter had grown up," she proudly wrote.

Maid cafes may bring smiles with their cute performances when they decorate their omurice for guests but nothing beats a heartfelt message motivated by the love a daughter feels for her mother.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.