Annyong haseo America!
I’d like to take a second and welcome my new nephew Reed into the world. He was born at 6:10 p.m. Monday night (8 a.m. Tuesday morning in South Korea). He is a healthy, 7-pound, 15-ounce cute baby boy. See for yourself!
My class was just as excited as I was when I told them the news after talking to Jessica on the telephone after her delivery.
“HE LOOKS KOREAN!” they said after looking at his photo. “Where does he live?” “When was he born?” And then, always the question. “Do you have a baby with the other teacher?”
My Korean co-teacher piped up for the first time all semester, looking up from her internet shopping.
“Was it a boy a girl?” she asked.
“Oh! That is good news!” she said.
Welcome to a world where men rule the roost. But I am also excited that Reed is a boy. We don’t have many boys in our family, except for all the husbands and of course, Dad. It will be so much fun to have a little boy around. Even though I wouldn’t have the first clue how to take care of one.
Anyway, nothing new is going on here. We had a good day at school because of the good news from home. I didn’t even mind when I realized there were Spam slices floating in my soup at lunch. Seriously though, how has Spam made it to South Korea? That is so wrong.
Well, Happy Birth Day Reed! I’m looking foward to holding you in May!