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Sunday, March 22, 2020

My Daughter Got Me

Yesterday I was suspicious. Everyone in the house seemed to be IN on something that I was not aware of.

Are they surprising me with something?
Will I scream?
Will I be mad? A joke, gone wrong.

I should trust them a bit more, but I think the current situation has me rattled, and I assumed something was going on that would end badly.

It continued, my husband, reassured me, "Don't worry, she's just being creative."

It was my daughter. She was behind this and acting strangely, running back and forth in the house. I was working on my computer at the time and distracted.

"Three o'clock, movie time."
We were getting ready to watch Forrest Gump, settling into the couch and chairs downstairs.

About two-thirds of the way into the movie, I realized my planned side dish for dinner, South Korean Slaw was not mixed together yet.

"I'll be right back, I promise. I just forgot to do something."

I ran upstairs, grabbing all my prepped ingredients and whisked up my red sauce to pour over everything. As I was scrambling to put everything away, something caught my eye. On the maple syrup jug, there was a face. The face was Jin, a member of the South Korean Pop group, BTS, my daughter's FAVORITE music group for three years strong.
I giggled, then realized there were more. Several actually in the fridge. I started to laugh, loudly. I started looking around, realizing they were everywhere.
Everywhere in my house, Jin's face, including all of the family photos--every face covered with his. I couldn't control myself, tears were streaming from laughter.

Light switches, wall art, the thermostat, she put him everywhere.

At this point, everyone is coming upstairs--"Go outside, mom."
I walk outside, on our front window, looking out, there were life-size faces of all the members of BTS. I lose it, this is too much.

Today, the faces are still everywhere. Each time I see a new one, I laugh. It's good laughter. She may use all our toner this month, but we are cracking up, and that is worth it.


  • I was making South Korean Slaw because my daughter loves this band and we've been learning about different foods from South Korea for a while now. This recipe is amazing, I highly recommend it. 
  • It was a coincidence that there was a joke going on in my house with a South Korean Pop Music theme, while I was making a South Korean dish. I can't make this stuff up. 
  • If you don't know who BTS is, I recommend you go listen. For my girl, they are a great distraction. Used to be a distraction from just normal pre-teenage stuff, now a great distraction from a pandemic. Here is a top ten list with links to their music. 


  1. Oh my goodness! That’s hilarious! Way to go Jane!

  2. What fun! I love her creativity. And now I have something new to check out. Our movie club which usually meets monthly is watching Forest Gump for our next meeting. We had so much fun at our Zoom gathering on Friday that we're meeting again in two weeks.

  3. Amusing moments -- thanks for sharing (and for the recipe, about which I was curious).

  4. I seriously love this prank. It has me chuckling too! My granddaughter would be all over this!

  5. Daughters can be good at pulling off pranks! Glad this is bringing lots of laughter to your house!

  6. Love the playfulness of this - boredom does bring creativity! Thanks for the recipe - my son came home a vegetarian from college last year and I am still adjusted. Love getting recipes.

  7. Haha I love this and made me think of my students who live BTS! Enjoy the laughter and surprise faces!

  8. I love her creativity and sense of humor!! Good things and amazing memories will come from all of this!

  9. What a fun prank and a fun way to spend the day. A little light in a time that can feel pretty dark! Well done!


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