Monday, June 22, 2009

English Lessons


Big Fry’s got it pretty much figured out when it comes to language. He zips in and out of French and English conversations with the ease of a Parisian motorcyclist darting through traffic down the Champs-Elysées.

The other day, though, he floored me. His maternelle teacher is going global – she’s teaching the kids greetings in several foreign languages. What I didn’t know is that I’d be getting an English lesson myself.

Here’s last week’s after-school conversation:

La Mom: How was school today, sweetie?

Big Fry: Good. We learned how to say hello in English! Mommy, do you know how to say it?

La Mom: Ummm, no. Why don’t you tell me?

Big Fry: Eel-oh.

Crap, is it too late to sign him up for the American School of Paris’ summer camp before ‘ee starts speeking like zees?!?

16 comments:

Pure Poser said...

Aw bless him. Looks like he's just speaking French now!

Has Big Fry started the 'err' sound that the French make in between words yet?

Cynthia said...

Lol poor little guy! That damned French accent in English, even I am starting to have it ;)

Shandara said...

Wait until he starts saying "ze" instead of "the"... mine did, I had to tell him over and over again that it was wrong.. oh well ;-)

It does get back to normal when you move back home... but will you? ;)

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

OH MY GOD that is so funny ... I just laughed out loud.

Simply Mel said...

Big Fry, 'ee ez zo lucky!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

To make him truly international teach him how to say Happy Birthday is Russian/English:

Happee Birzzday!

ModernMom said...

I say leave it alone! Too too cute:)

Katie O said...

Don't sign him up for next week. That's the fun French week and it will all be in French - with an American accent!

vicki archer said...

Big Fry must be totally adorable with his Franglaise accent....xv

Michelle said...

Too funny!

a H.I.T. said...

Le sigh.

Jennifer said...

EEL - OH - EEL!

Parisienne Mais Presque said...

I'm convinced that my almost-two-year-old says "Peter Rabbit" with a French accent: PEE-terre Raa-beet.

He reads the book almost exclusively with his dad, who is French, which would explain things. Of course, my mother-in-law is always remarking how le Petit has an amazing American accent in English, just like "maman"... so it may depend on the audience!

Laura said...

That is sooo cute! The kindergarten tell us that our son speaks german with a slight american accent. I don't get it because I never speak to him in german!

parlezvouskiwi said...

Hahahaha that is hilarious!!!

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