Monday, March 17, 2008

#17 Living together


Korean moms do not understand why their kids move out. If they had it their way, kids and parents would live together until marriage -- at which time the kids would buy a house big enough for everyone, with parents living on one floor and grown, married children and their spouses living on the other. The only exception is if the kids have faraway (100+ miles) jobs or schools. Often this small detail will not stop a Korean mom from packing up her shit and moving in with you anyways. At which point she will ferment vegetables on your radiator, and hang your handwashed 'bbanse' in the backyard of your french colonial in your gated community. You have been warned.

11 comments:

Chrissy said...

My mom wants to live with me "until my children grow up"
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Anonymous said...

LOL!!
yes my mom has bought herself a dryer and never used it. she just likes to hang the clothes(washed ones) in washing lines.. but she makes sure nobody can see our bbanse. she knows that showing undies to others is very shameful thing so she dries them secrelty among all the towels and clothes.

but yes my mom w anted me to live with her until i got married and i was ok with that. i love living with my mom altho she drives me nuts and says samething like 100 times a day. she also wants my brother to live with her until he gets married. He has no GF but now he is seriously thinking of getting GF ASAP and get married off coz he is tired of my parents nagging him LOL!!!

my mom now wants to live with me and my husbands and wating for me to invite her to USA LOL!!

Anonymous said...

this is exactly what my mom's vision of a utopian family life is... all 3 of her boys living in a big ass house with their families so she & my dad don't have to go anywhere to play w/the grandkids.

Anonymous said...

How about fact that my friends and neighbors always know when my parents are VISITING me? How? Only need to check out my balcony - usual table/2 chairs suddenly joined by various huge pots or wrapped bundles. On the good sides: all leftovers stay with me!

Anonymous said...

Funny, my mom and her friends are the exact opposites. They can't wait to get away. They want to be close enough to the grandkids but they're old and tired and don't want to raise any more kids, just play with them during nice short visits. Some of them are plotting to get away!

Seoul Brother said...

As far as living with my mother, aka The UFC Korean Bantamweight Harpy of Doom, I wouldn't want to even think of being in the same goddamn zipcode as her when she gets moody, which is by my calculations, ALL THE FRIGGIN' TIME.

She thinks she can still sing, which she may have been able to at some point, but most definitely not now. She does to "Danny Boy" what the Allied Forces did to Normandy Beach. OFTEN. She could be dead and I'd still be living with her, like a dead Jedi Master. Only annoying as hell.

parkingathome said...

I caught my mother-in-law making an offer on the home two doors down from us the day after our wedding (600 miles from her house). Thank god she didn't get it.

Anonymous said...

That explains my neighbor. I can hear her singing when she's hanging up her underwear on the clothesline in the backyard. It must be YOUR mother-in-law. LOL.

Heather *IsaBella and Harrison's Mommy* said...

My in-laws live with us (they're wonderful and I wouldn't have it any other way) and my mom's dying wish is that my hubby makes a lot of money, buys a huge ass house, and then has a nice guest house in the back so we're all living together and sharing in the joys of raising my children! (So far 2, but shooting for 4 or 5!) She encourages me to birth 'em out, as many as I want, as long as we have enough money to raise them and send them off to college and marry them off, etc... Also, we'll need enough money for the housekeeper and the nannies... Yes, she thinks this is all possible... We'll see...

Love always,
Heather

Joolay said...

HOLY SHIT
my mom still tries to make me promise
to never move out
EVER
:|

sandra said...

my mother cried when i told her i didn't want her living with me when i get my first house.