Sunday, April 19, 2009

What Darling Danielle Learned at School

It is good that we pay exhorberant taxes for school! One thing I really liked about moving to Michigan was that the quality of the school system was superior to what we left back in New Jersey. My oldest boy at the time was having trouble with his grades and they improved significantly when we came out here.

Danielle was proudly regaling me this morning with her knowledge of international sign language! I had no idea the curriculum was so varied at her school!

She was able to show me the equivalent offensive American middle fingered gesture for Australia, Italy, and China! Now, that is your tax dollars at work!

Being Italian, I feel the need to ground her for the week since she flipped off her father! She thinks because she shared the popcorn that I bought her yesterday that this mitigates this parental insult!

She is quite the young lady! Hard to believe she has evolved from this:

Danielle (and Bubbles) in March of 2000

5 comments:

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

Perhaps it is time for you to begin homeschooling!

- David

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

Perhaps it is time for you to begin homeschooling!

- David

Barry said...

I think Danielle was just being (ready?) flip. (booo!)

In your position I would have also grounded the dear child. There are some "cute things" one can do with peers, and there are some never done with parents nor grandparents.

Bev from PA said...

Oh it's just kid stuff. Be glad she didn't regale the infinite "offensive" words. I, for one, am of the strong belief if there is no malice during use of a word or gesture what is the harm. The character flaw is malicious emotions not knowing words & gestures which can offend during acting out these harmful emotions. I trust Danielle has learned the difference from her dear parents.

Chris said...

Danielle was not punished, I was merely teasing her and she knew it. When I post about her she is usually sitting here watching me.