At first it was grand - snowmen, hot chocolate, snowball fights, more hot chocolate & more snowball fights!
We had a white Christmas and we couldn't have been more happy.
Then we had a white the day after Christmas, and the day after that, and the day after that and the day after that...
You get the idea.
Lots of white.
Lots of cold.
Snowmen weren't looking so exciting.
Neither were snowball fights.
These cold winters days turned into lots of inside time.
Well this past Friday was the last day of winter break and I knew I needed to get the kids out of the house and head out on an adventure!
Lucky for me (and the kids and my friends) I had found an article on this great little café a few weeks back - Norang, Coffee and Crafts!
Coffee for the mom's and crafts for the kids - and if that isn't enough of a win, win.... get this....
The best part is that the mom's get to drink coffee while the STAFF of Norang helps the kids with their crafts!
A mom's PARADISE at the end of winter break!
How awesome is that?!
They sounded simple enough.
I was the fearless leader.
I can do this. No worries.
6 happy Mom's 13 happy kids - dressed and ready to hit subway.
Long story short. We got lost. 6 frazzled Moms, 13 very unhappy kids wandering around in 18 degree weather for over 45 minutes. I was afraid at one point that the children were going to turn on me and have me for lunch. I kept saying 5 more minutes as I was fearful for my life. I think at one point one child started growling at me & I'm pretty sure I saw fangs. Thank God the owner of Norang took mercy on my soul and came where we were and guided us to the café.
So before this gets too ugly, let me give you directions. Good directions.
Take Exit No.4 at Maebong Station (Orange/Line #3 Track).
Once you exit the subway TURN LEFT at the 1st intersection.
Walk until the street dead ends (maybe 5 minutes).
This is what it looks like:
Walk about 30 seconds and you will see Norang on your right.
It is that simple.
This is what the outside of the café looks like:
There was heat.
There were crafts.