Our daughter (15) upset: ‘… And so we were asked to choose a book to read and I’ve done it, in English, but now it turns out it should have been in Dutch. This teacher is so so inflexible.’
Me (supportively): ‘And which subject is it?’
She: ‘Dutch language.’
Today I am biking with my son, Walter (10), to his chess class.
He is just explaining me how he beat papa in chess yesterday in only 1 step.
Walter (10): ‘..and so I chose this unlogical step and managed to surprise & beat papa in only 1 step!’
Walter: ‘Excuse me?’
Me: ‘In English we say ‘illogical’ when something is not logical, instead of ‘unlogical’.’
Walter: ‘What? English people even created a completely not logical word to express how not logical something is?’
No comment ..I stay silent about all the rest, he has time to discover by himself..