When we first moved here in Korea, my first initial thought was “dang, we don’t know anyone here or even trust anybody enough to watch our kids if we want to go out.” I’m pretty sure there are many of mommies out there that can relate with our situation. One, I don’t trust just random people to watch my kids. Two, even if I trust you, I have to make sure my kids and I are comfortable enough to even be left with you.
Well, my husband met this one couple outside of the finance office because they both were cursing out the same private who completely screwed up both our pay. That right there pretty much started the friendship. Throughout the last few weeks, we seemed to always run into them EVERYWHERE and every time we did we usually would chat for couple minutes.
One of the days when we ran into them they had brought both their children who were both in high school. They had mentioned that if we ever needed a babysitter their kids charge fairly cheap and are really good with kids. Of course I was excited to find out we had a possible babysitter but after that the “mommy doubts” started to kick in and made me second guess them.
We eventually all went out to dinner and hung out at their place. Pretty much a trail run to see how the kids would interact together. Surprisingly, they did awesome. Both Kalilah and Evangeline loved Samantha and Tyler!! After that night, it was a no brainer. So good we made plans for the following evening!
We meet up with them at their house at 9 o’clock and got the kids settled in before we left . Even after the trial run, I was a little nervous but that’s normal. We walked about half a mile to this one restaurant that sold moccoli (i think that is how you spell it) and this Korean pancake. SO Delicious! It’s interesting how they serve it. They don’t have shot glasses for this drink, you drink out a bowl! You’re not allowed to poor your self you own drink, you must hold your bowl with two hands. Apparently its a sign of respect. Which it’s quite a shocker considering they can be super rude.. majority of the time. Not intentionally, but because it’s their culture.
After a couple bowls of mocolli, we invited some random Korean named Jun to join us. We gave him the nickname Red Jun because he had red hair lol. The language barrier was there but we tried our best conversating with him through a translator app. Which by the way sucks! But it was worth the effort. Not so sure if this guy was just touchy feely (nothing sexual just grabbing my arm) with me cause he liked me or if it’s part of their culture as well. My husband didn’t even notice but once he did he just told red Jun we were just friends just to mess with Red Jun so he can think he had a chance with me =_= Luckily, he only stayed for 10 minutes and had to leave cause that game wasn’t cool anymore.
After the restaurant, we ending up going up stairs to karaoke bar. Which was a blast til we almost got in some trouble. Let’s just say we didn’t realize we went to a gay karaoke bar until these dudes tried being all touchy feely with our husbands and got aggressive towards Misty. We had to get our husbands out of there quick because something was gonna go down! They ended up paying for our bill because of the trouble they caused.
Once we left the bar our night was over. We didn’t realize it was 330 in the AM. We walked back to Misty and Robert’s apartment to find our kids all passed out.their kids did an amazing job with our little girls! I definitely had a great time with Misty, Robert and my husband. We’ll be doing this every couple of weeks. Especially since we know our kids are in good hands. Felt good for once to be “kid free! ” Thank you Misty, Rob, Tyler and Sam!