Friday, September 5, 2008

Haiku Friday: the new book edition

Haiku Friday

Her nose is buried
in a new paperback book,
studying each page.

"Ha ha ha ha ha!"
Roo giggles hysteric'ly.
"Ha ha ha ha ha!"

"I just LOVE this book ...
It is my new favorite,
other than 'Twilight.' "

What is this treasure,
you might ask? It's quite special:
French dictionary.

I laugh too -- because
she is looking up bad words.
And she found them too!

I'm so proud that she
can go back to her French class
and swear a blue streak.

22 comments:

maggie's mind said...

Oh my gosh, that's funny! The best part of learning a new language is looking up the bad words, I think. Especially in high school. So, what did she find?

Lisa said...

LOL that's too funny.

I guess you could look at it like at least she's willing to learn another language. Bwhaha!

The Laundress said...

Fricken' great kid!

LceeL said...

If I had a daughter, I think I'd like her to be a lot like Roo. I think. From this distance, anyway. She may be a bit different closer up.

Honey Mommy said...

That is hilarious!

Reading the dictionary to find swear words. I would probably do the same thing (to know what the other kids were saying, right?)!

Cathy said...

That's funny--hey whatever it takes to inspire learning. :)

melissa said...

now THAT would make any mommy proud. how sweet...well, at least she's reading, right?!
xoxo

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Love it!!

Funny post!

cacklinrose said...

Heh. Sounds like my kind of girl! My girl's into the Warriors Series - Twilight sounds familiar!

Jenni said...

My kids learned early how to say "shit" in German. For some reason when they were small I found it more acceptable to curse around them in another language. Now we curse in English, German, and Spanish. Danny and Caleb often bring home new Spanish vocabulary from the construction site. As a Marine, this is probably one of the most important things Caleb will learn, how to curse in Arabic or the language of any place he is stationed or visits. I hope he will share his knowledge with us.

Burgh Baby said...

One of the very first things my classmates in Spain did when we went out for the first time is get me to teach them how to cuss in English. It was a valuable learning experience figuring out what they were saying so I could translate it. Lots of pointing involved. Ahem.

Roo rocks, as always!

Patsy said...

A person just has to love your daughter's *plunk* --- looking up the bad words :) This made my day -- a refreshing break from all the politics. Thanks.

Vixen said...

And in French (if I remember correctly, its been a few years since high school) even the bad words sound beautiful and elegant!

Rachael said...

Great Haiku this week. That's hilarious.

nikki said...

Hey all I can remember from 3 years of Spanish is how to say dirty things and swear! Oh, and I can ask where is the bathroom please.

Burfica said...

When I took German the only things I can remember is how to catch a train, how to feed the dog or cat and I can cuss you out real good. ehhehehehe

Rachel said...

That is freaking awesome!!

She is just too cute. At least she's learning something :-) LOL.

Mariposa said...

Oh my...she can be my sister!

Too too funny!

Happy Friday!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Such a teenager thing. Pardon my French but... Sorry. Couldn't resist.

LaskiGal said...

You know, that is half the fun of learning a new language :)

Mom24 said...

So funny! I remember doing the exact same thing. Sadly my daughter spent three years in french and still managed to learn next to nothing. The french program in our district is definitely the red-headed step child. Seriously. We've had long-term subs in it who don't even parle francais. *sigh* Hope your daughter enjoys.

PS My daughter is heartbroken about what happened with Midnight Sun. She was really looking forward to it.

Janet said...

Merde, oui. Didn't we all do that?

 
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