Mama Diaries

Saturday, May 3, 2014

No Comprende

First, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who shared my article on Why Children's Books are Important.   I won the contest to have my book, That Mama is a Grouch turned into an animated ebook!  I couldn't have done it without you. You guys rock!

Now for the story:

My daughter came home from school yesterday with a big grin on her face.  "Mom, you'll never believe what happened."

"What happened?" I asked.

"You know French class?"

I nodded.  "Yes.  I know French class.  What about it?"

"Well, the teacher was blah blah blahing in French, which nobody understood, when somebody butt-dialed their iPod. The Suri app came on. (Suri is the app where you ask her a question, and she responds.)  While Madam was talking, Suri interupted, 'I'm sorry.  I don't understand.  Please try again.'"

(She went on to tell me that the entire class erupted in laughter, and that the Madam took away the iPod.  So much for understanding French!)

53 comments:

  1. Oh, there's something to be said for perfect timing!

    Congratulations on the animated book deal! WOOT!

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    1. Thanks! Suri's timing was impeccable!

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  2. Congratulations Sherry.. nice one,that's amazing!
    I'd love to see the end result :)

    French Teacher must have been miffed!!

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    1. I'll let you know when it's available. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like, too!
      And yes, the French teacher was not a happy camper!

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  3. Congratulations!! An animated eBook is cool.
    That is hysterical. Way to go, Suri.

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    1. Suri added some levity to the situation!

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  4. So exciting about the animated ebook! Congrats! :D

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  5. That's hilarious! Congratulations on the e-book.

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  6. Love it when someone butt dials me. It's usually a daughter.

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    1. When it happens to me, it's usually one of my kids' friends. ;0)

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  7. Congratulations! And I wish that had happened in my Spanish classes

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    1. Haha! It was certainly perfect timing!

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  8. Congrats to you. Suri need an upgrade

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    1. Yes. She needs to add French to her lexicon!

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  9. Congratulations!

    And quite a French class that must have been :)

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    1. Definitely one of the more amusing ones!

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  10. Congrats :)
    I am happy children had a good laugh :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully the French teacher got over it!

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  11. Congratulations Sherry, well deserved. All the best.
    Yvonne.

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  12. Congradulations on the animated ebook!

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  13. Another great story -- and congratulations on the animated eBook. May the 4th be with you!

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  14. Congrats Sherry :).
    LOL, I can imagine the eruption of laughter in class.

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    1. Thanks! I would've been laughing, too!

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  15. congrats on getting animated! Disney here we come

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  16. Congratulations on winning the contest! That's great news! This is a funny story about French class. I remember that I was put into the accelerated class where the teacher didn't speak English at all. I could have really used Suri then!

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  17. Congratulations on the animated eBook. Wonderful! I love the French story. I can just image the look on the teacher's face. Priceless story.

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    1. I wish I had been a fly on the wall to see it!

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  18. Congrats! I'd love to see what an animated ebook looks like. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it, too!

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  19. Congratulations Sherry! So happy for you!

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  20. Congratulations!

    Haha Madam shouldn't be so angry that Siri was confused. Just change the language settings!

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    1. Suri is a bit out of the loop, congratulations

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    2. Suri just needed a language update.

      Thanks!

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  22. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

    That's too funny about what happened in French class. The teacher needs to lighten up a little. She could've scored points by laughing along with the students. (But STILL confiscate the iPod until after class...)

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    1. She's a rather serious Madam. But yes, I agree, a laugh would've been in order!

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