Monday, August 06, 2012
Lessons from a Korean mother-in-law (part 7)
This is a post, in a series, dedicated to a mother-in-law that I deeply love and dearly miss. All posts in this series are true events that happened to me.
Miss the others?
When Sung Hyun and I purchased the tickets to Korea we called mom immediately. I spoke to her first. Our conversations went exactly like this:
"Hi mom!" I excitedly yelled into the phone.
"Oooooh my daughter-in-law" she replied in joy.
"Mom, I have good news"
"You have a baby?" she asked.
"No mom, no baby"
"NO BABY?" she echoed.
"Right, no baby mom. But Sung Hyun and I are coming to Korea!!!!!" I replied in turn.
"What? Let me talk to Sung Hyun" she said
I handed the phone over to Sung Hyun. He presses the receiver up to his ear and listened. The first words out of his mouth were "no mom, there is no baby".
Lesson #7 from my Korean mother-in-law: Have a baby already, damn it!