My youngest daughter was the 'announcer' for her school's assembly today. She did a great job.
To be announcer at assembly you stand in front of the entire school and ask everyone to stand for the national anthem. You then ask students to come forward if they have a birthday or special announcements to give and you introduce the students who will be telling jokes, quotes and giving the sports, news and weather information. You also introduce the children who will be giving special music or drama performances.
It's a great way for the entire school body to come together every morning for fifteen minutes and, because the children take turns preparing for the assembly, it also gives all the children valuable public speaking experience.
Today however was Wednesday, which is the day that the assembly is run in Canada's official other language – or Canada's other language for my family. Today my youngest did all the announcements and introductions in French.
I don't speak French very well.
Apparently however my daughter does. Like I said, she did a great job and I am proud of her but I'm also now sorta worried.
I mean, I really didn't follow a lot of what my child said.
So, tonight I'm sitting here wondering exactly what it was that she did say.
Should I be worried that I don't understand my eight year old? Should I be concerned that it's possible that my third grader is already smarter than I am?
I feel like I'm kinda in trouble over here.