It is time for me to tell you again….
This is a crowd favorite when I need to tell a story where I make a fool of myself.
I hope you enjoy it!
Summer 2003, Emily just turned 5
There isn’t much to do where we live now so we decided to go to the aquarium. It’s a small aquarium with a touch pool and 2 seals. I’m sure they had other things but those are the 2 exhibits I remember.
If you’ve ever taken French class you know that seals in French is “phoque” which sounds exactly like Fuck.
French, my mother tongue.
Up until a couple of months prior to this visit, Emily’s universe was French. She was the only person I could speak French to in our new world. So that day, I was speaking French to my daughter.
Like all the kids at the aquarium, Emily got excited when she saw the seals. I felt it was the perfect opportunity to make her practice the “f” sound which she doesn’t have in her repertory as of yet.
Because I am an “amazing” mom, I get on my knees to be at my daughter’s height and tell her (in French) that those 2 mammals are “phoque”
Me: non Emily “Phoque”…. “fffffff” phoque!
Me: Mais non Emily, regarde ma bouche….. fffffff phoque (no Emily, look at my mouth…. fffffff phoque)
And we went on like that for a couple of minutes.
Suddenly this older lady standing next to me says out loud that she prefers to wait before teaching her kids that word…”
That’s when I realized that Emily and I were alone around the Seals exhibit.
Parents were moving their kids away from us while covering their ears.
As I looked around, I finally saw my dear husband in a little alcove laughing is ass off.
I was slightly embarrassed!
Come on, the guy could have told me.
Have you ever made a fool of yourself?
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