French!" So says M. Heavily influenced by the Fancy Nancy books, M has for many years now requested that I teach her French. (Which I myself do not know.) Now, I'm sure that a then 2 or 3 year old did not understand the meaning of "I want to know French so I can be fancy." (The meaning being years of hard work.)
Also, a few years back I made my too-small-to-understand children the promise that if they learned a language, I would take them to a country that speaks that language. Spanish seems the obvious choice since we are near(er) to more spanish speaking countries than anything else. But, our heart is just not in it. I mean, learn French = go to France. Bryan promised too.
So, here is where my promise to my children and M's desire to learn French merged with my love of Europe. We are giving the language program Muzzy a try first. We'll see how it goes from there. And I'm fully prepared for the idea that we may totally bomb and say "this is too hard!!".
2 months ago