What posts in June? Oh, thooooose thirty posts in June… again. It seems that for the fourth year in a row I’ve climbed aboard the daily blogging train and continued that monumental, multi-year writing effort to string a topic or idea across the vast reaches of years. Each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
June 22nd // Something You Want to Understand
I’ve cross another Duolingo milestone this week, logging one hundred and fifty consecutive days of practice. This means (on a good day) I’ve run through a couple lessons and refreshers or (on a bad day) did a five minute quiz and earned a few meager practice points. I’m not a star pupil, but I’m trying to make it a habit.
Claire was doing some of her homework tonight. She was supposed to write three sentences (in French, of course) about how she spent her weekend with a little plush fish that makes the rounds through the possession of every kid in her class. I didn’t help her. I couldn’t really help her. She sat there and without a lick of assistance from either of her parents, did her homework… well. I think. I could get most of it, but y’know… words… page… tidy… and it’s as if still some part of me thought that my ability to spell check my daughter’s homework would last at least a few years past the first grade. But, no. She, with a mere four days of classes left in grade one, knows more French than I do.
Summer, perhaps, is my chance to play a little more catch up. My chance to understand a little more French before she sprints completely beyond my ability to assist. Let the summer of second language for dad begin.