Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dose of Duder

So the littlest princess (also known as Duder) begged to go to Wendy's after the track meet tonight. Anyone who's ever had the pleasure of dealing with a tired toddler will surely tell you to take the choice they're offering instead of taking them to the dining establishment of your choice. So we went to Wendy's where she ate her entire chicken kid's meal (this is HUGE for her since she eats like a little bird) and then requested ice cream. I decided to get everyone settled in the van and then get the Frosty's at the drive-thru. I presented the options to Duder...ice cream in the van or no ice cream at all. I'm sure I don't have to tell you which she chose. So we cleaned up our table and headed towards the door. I stopped to dump the garbage while everyone else headed to the foyer to hold the door for us. At the beginning of the line was a large group of kids from Canada. Since I don't speak French I can only assume they were discussing amongst themselves what they were going to order. We had to part our way through the crowd to make it to the doors and as we did I heard my littlest princess say in her biggest most confident voice ever, "BUENOS DIAS!" I laughed so hard my shoulders hurt and I saw stars. When your world is limited to 2 languages and you know it's not one you must assume it's the other. Now if we could just get Nick Jr. to come up with a cartoon that teaches French.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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m. said...

Cute-a-roo! My daughter thought that same way when she was 3, Spanish is still her default foreign language, but she'll also guess Japanese and French. Have you all seen the Dora World Friendship episode?? Lots of languages represent. :)

KaKi said...

How adorable!!! I am impressed she would even attempt to speak to them. My daughter was WAY too shy!!!

Shannon said...

OMG that is Hilarious! That sounds like something Preston would say. I hear him around the house repeating Dora and Diego for hours. Aren't they adorable at this age?!

Shelby said...

That is just way too cute!! Too bad you don't live closer to the border- we used to get canadian stations in Buffalo, and there was always a french cartoon or two in the mix.

Maia said...

What a great story! Was there a reaction from the French-Canadian kids?

Leslie said...

I'm seeing a future in the foreign service for her - she's willing to try a foreign language :) Impressive, but then Dailesse has always been outside of the pack!

p.s. loved the photo of the "sunshine cables" - how did she react to the sweater not being for her??

p.p.s. can you make the word verification any harder??? It's 8 letters, italicized and slanting backhand! geesh.......

Sue H said...

Too cute for words. But just remember, they can also totally bring you undone too. Just be VERY careful what you say in front of them......I learned the hard way. he he.