Thursday, August 13, 2009

C'est la pool

Way before her freshman year -- back when she was in the sixth grade, in fact -- the Roo-girl decided she wanted to take French in high school.

I spent a considerable amount of effort trying to talk her out of it, and it turned out to be a less than stellar experience.

A tutor saved the day last spring, and as the school year came to a close, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to talk her out of French 2 and into Spanish 1.

To no avail, I might add. She is a stubborn thing, and wants to "finish" what she started.

Accordingly, I was just about to make the call to set up some review sessions with her beloved tutor before school starts again in two weeks. (OMIGOD! TWO WEEKS????)

Yeah. So, before I picked up the phone, I punched the button to listen to our messages and heard this:

"Hi, Mrs. Planet. I'm Ms. High School Counselor, and I was calling to talk about a conflict in Roo-girl's schedule for next year. The only French 2 class is offered during the same period as ..."

*wait for it*

"... Cheerleading. And so please give me a call so she can pick which one she wants."

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaa!!

Guess who's going to take Spanish 1 this year.

25 comments:

Frenchgirlrn said...

That is FUNNY!

Roger said...

Mommy knows best, and so does the high school, apparently. :)

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Quand ces enfants idiots apprendront-ils? La mère sait toujours le meilleur!

Love it when the Planets align in our favor. Don't you?

Karina said...

That is funny! I took french all 4 years of high school. Useless! Might as well have taken latin...in fact,latin might have been more useful. Lol

Eternal Sunshine said...

I guess my five years of French isn't very useful now, but I found it to be MUCH MUCH easier than Spanish...

MUCH easier... LOL!

Kaytabug said...

LOVE IT!!! Too funny!!!

Daisy said...

Murphy's Law worked in your favor this time!

songbird's crazy world said...

too funny!

I was successful in convincing Becca to take spanish, not French, when the choice was given to her in middle school. Last year she was president of the Spanish club.

I'm trying to convince her that she really doens't want to drop
AP Spanish this year...

nikki said...

No Comprendo.

Yo bailo en los pantelones de hombres.

Yo tengo un llama.

HalfAsstic.com said...

HA! That is sooo funny! WHEN will they all learn to listen to us?! We always know best! (except when we don't) At least with Spanish she will have a use for it and it will be a valued asset on job applications. French is pretty much useless in the US, (thank you God).

Jaina said...

Haha, wow. She can always take French in college if she wants.

Suzanne said...

Bonne chance pour vous!

Mwahahahahaaaaaa!

Debbie said...

My middle son took two years of Latin and is now in Spanish I. They went in all the classes last year to try to get some kids to switch to French instead of Spanish. Why not just hire more
Spanish teachers?

Joyce-Anne said...

J'ai etudie le francais pour 8 ans. Cependant, je suis oublie tout maintenant! (Je ne l'utitise, c'est domage pour moi.)

LceeL said...

Seems the Universe has intervened on your behalf. So now the question is .. just who do you know?

The Royal Family said...

HAppy SITS sharefest!

HA HA I love the evil laughter. :) Glad to stop by. cute blog.

The Buzz,
Brandy

Eileen said...

I'm a high school Spanish teacher so this cracked me up ;-). Visiting from SITS.

Eva Gallant said...

Loved browsing your blog. I never had a daughter but had 3 sons. (aged 35, 36, and 37 now)

Just stopping by fro SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Brilliant. The planets aligned and all will be well in Roo-Girls world.

Oh and Spanish, mucho easier than French, take my word (just not my French word) for it!

Karen said...

And how much did you pay Ms. High School Guidance Counselor to make that schedule conflict in the first place?

Huckdoll said...

French is overrated anyway. I took it and the only words I really remember are 'tres' and 'bonjour'. If I ever make it to France I'll be the girl saying "very hi" to everyone. Wonderful.

Kaylen said...

Ha - it's awesome when things work out "the way they are supposed to" - meaning the way mom wants! :)

Pamela said...

la mama es feliz

Joanna said...

That put a smile on my face. Sorry Roo girl but it's freakin hilarious.

Janet said...

Irony. I love irony.

 
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