I’m not an exception. Every parent I know likes to call their son “prince” and their daughter “princess”. It’s my Little Prince’s second birthday today. He was born on May 24, 2008 at exactly 6:17 PM Korea time at Samsung Cheil Hospital in Chungmu-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul City, South Korea. He is biologically 24 months old and culturally three years old. He is purely Asian (Korean-Filipino-Chinese) but we hope he’ll grow up to be a citizen of the world.
We celebrated his second birthday two weeks ago at an amusement park. We are not gonna have a birthday party and he’s not going to have a lot of gifts. We also didn’t celebrate his 첫돌 or his first birthday lavishly like most Korean kids (but we had three simple celebrations). We haven’t brought him for “pictorials” or those expensive studio photography. I’m not sure if he’s going to blame us in the future for this. It’s not that we couldn’t afford it but we don’t want to raise him very materialistically.
Oops… time to cook the miyeok guk (seaweed soup).