Let’s start with Justin. His graduation ceremony was this week. His father made an elaborate meal which you can see pictured above. I cried when we all sat down to eat. A lovely, lovely, heart-felt moment.
Justin took Suneung last November. Ever since then, he as been sleeping in and playing games. He loves the playstation and thinks it is his personal play toy.
There was a bit of an interruption to his regular routine of sleeping in and playing games all day. About ten days ago, he got a job making walnut snacks in Sejong. He now gets up around 7:00 am and gets on a bus to Sejong by 7:30. He works until around 2:00 and goes home around 3:00. He eats his lunch, studies TOEIC for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and a half, and then he proceeds to play games on the playstation.
I am just thankful that he has a job! He is making some money, and I am sure he is going to love his first paycheque.
Aidan graduated from elementary school. Both Aidan and Jordan have been off of school for a few weeks now. They sleep in, enjoy a leisurely morning, and are off to Study Room.They blow through the door somewhere between 11:30 and 12:00, hunt for noodles that they eat for lunch, and then study for about an hour. The day then becomes one of screens.
I am curious if anything is ever going to replace YouTube in their minds. It just seems like a great place to waste time to me. I would love if they actually picked up a book and read, but I digress here…
Still they are good when I need help. They come down to the basement to haul up groceries when I come back from the store. Justin came with me to the tax office on Thursday to get some information printed out. He is the one who talked to the clerks in Korean. Aidan also translates when I need it, and Jordan is emotionally supportive with his smiling.
And we are all enjoying this break from the academic calendar right now! Even my husband has limited himself to two days at the Asian Center for Theological Studies in YangPyeong.
So, what are we doing to Lunar New Year? Going to YangPyeong to see some sights, visit my husband's sister, and take a rest. Sleep is a gift we do not take for granted!
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 ESV