Goofy Korean Mom = Unexpected Fun
Yes, I have a goofy Korean mom who of course has an accent and she says the strangest things. I learned a lot from having a little Korean mom one who was trilingual in Spanish, Korean, and English. She knew that we couldn’t understand Korean, because she never taught us. But, we understood Spanish and English and there were plenty of sentences combining both.
“You are going to be an American,” my mother would say to us. And that meant no weird accent and no confusion at school. So, we never learned Korean, we learned enough of Spanish to get by but we weren’t fluent. Anyway, my trilingual mother has a sense of humor about her. Her motto has always been that, because she had a rough childhood in Korea, where there was too much seriousness and sadness, she would watch nothing but comedy.
Goofiness Can Be Genetically Inherited
So, my little goofy Korean mom is as comedic as one can ever be. She’s absolutely hilarious without even trying to be. While I don’t have an opportunity to see her as much as I would like to, I value every second I am able to spend with her. My stepdad recently had a stroke that has immobilized him. He’s no longer able to speak or walk and do anything. Still, my goofy Korean mom finds ways to smile, makes jokes and lives life to the fullest.
I wondered where my daughter got her smiley disposition. Ariabella is super happy, goofy, intelligent, inquisitive, and upbeat. I have a sneaky suspicion that my daughter has inherited my mother’s amazing ability to be goofy, happy, and lighthearted, despite circumstances.
I am an American mutt, multi-cultured with a goofy Korean mom. She is smart, loving, more hard working than anyone you’ll ever meet, and of course she is short. My goofy Korean mom prays for her children, laughs despite her circumstances, and understands the value in life.
My daughter seems to be full of laughter and silliness. I am a firm believer Ariabella takes after her goofy, happy-go-lucky Korean grandmother.