Church steeple in Caron
I was just thinking about our trip to Switzerland. Of course, most of my memories are of my grandchildren and all they said and did. The youngest at age two, Micah, is so funny and smart (of course). One day his mother was getting after his older brother. She was saying, “I’m giving you until three to come out of there. One…, Two…” Micah was standing beside me while this was happening and he quietly said, “Three.” He also threw a little fit one day and decided to put himself into time out. I know all three of my grandsons will be rattling off Italian before long.
Yet another door there
I was wishing I had been raised to speak at least one more language than English. I think it is so smart to teach children several languages. Almost everyone we had interaction with there spoke French very fluently. My son and I walked up to the local cafe one night for a drink. He was greeted by all of the regulars. One man said, “Jason, I have a solution to your transportation problem.” My son doesn’t have a car yet. This was said in perfect English. “You need a glider!” They are so high up on the mountain that this actually could probably work. Anyway, we sat down at a table and a family of four was seated next to us. Jason tried to say in Italian that we would be gone soon and that they could then also have our table. The family, it turned out was German with a family vacation home up there in Carona. The father answered Jason in perfect English. They ordered their dinner in fluent Italian, and then spoke really good Spanish when I told them Jason could speak it. The older son also rattled off Spanish. I just found the whole experience amazing.
On a totally different subject, I found this website http://icanhascheezburger.com/ while browsing around the Internet. It mostly has funny photos of cats, but this one made me laugh outloud: