Josh just came home from school with a note to the parents saying that they're looking for families to host Korean elementary school children for the month of January!!!! I think I know of a family who would absolutely LOVE that! :)
I immediately called the number on the note and practically begged them to pick us, lol. The problem is that ideally they're looking for a family with a third grader because that's the grade the kids are in, and we have a first and a fourth grader. I want to do it REEALLY bad. I was blabbering on like a moron to the guy about how we just adopted from Korea and how I'm familiar with Korean culture and blah blah blah and I'm sure the guy thought I was insane, lol.
Anyway, we're not their ideal candidate because we don't have a third grader, but they need to get people lined up in the next day or two and they may not find families with third graders so he took my info down and said that he'd call me in the next few days and let me know.
It's ridiculous how much I want to do it, I can't stop talking about it to Shawn. He just left to go Christmas shopping so and I'm not done talking about it so I'm blogging about it instead. :)
I really REALLY want to have a third grader from Korea in my house for a month! It would be such a great cultural experience for my kids and so much fun to have someone from Korea here! We're a good house to come to, I can make bulgogi and bibimbop when they get homesick and make them laugh with my poor Korean language skills! :)
So cross your fingers that they choose us! I should know in a couple of days!
lol You're so funny! Good luck with getting your 3rd grader! It sure sounds exciting!!
Good luck, I hope they pick you. I do think its a little brave (crazy?) that people are sending their third graders to a foregin country alone for a month to live with strangers though.
Its an incredible cultural experience for the kids and Ihope you get picked because I kow your family can give them the ultimate american experience while meeting the needs of a korean third grader too!
That would be so much fun! :)
LOL! I hope you are chosen. I think it would be a fantastic experience for you. I think you're a Korean at heart. :)
How exciting! I hope you get picked! Even though you don't have a 3rd grader, I think you'd be perfect for this!
What is this program about? I've heard of high school age exchange students, but not 3rd graders! Sounds very cool!
When I saw that in Britton's backpack I immediately thought of you too. Good luck!
While I think it is a great idea for you, I am with the other posters. I can't imagine sending my third grader to some stranger's home 1/2 way across the world for a month. And I do have a third grader! Good luck though. Some child may get very lucky and your home will be their place to stay and be loved.
My fingers and toes are crossed!
How exciting! I hope your family gets picked too! Though I am like Caren Drink and Kathy in the fact that I can't understand why they are sending a THIRD grader... I know my Third grader would freak out at a night alone without us.
Good Luck and update us soon!
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