Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Letting Go . . . Temporarily

It is the chance of a lifetime. Our daughter is studying French as part of her high school curriculum. We have native French speaking friends that live in (gulp) Vancouver, BC. They would LOVE to have her for a couple of weeks. They used to teach her horseback riding from when she was about 6 to about 13 when they moved away.  They've promised to speak ONLY French to her, and to let her muck out as many stalls as she wants.

There's still enough summer and still enough money in the "flee before the mountainside falls on your head" fund for her to go out there for 10 days or so . . .without me. If I'm there, people will speak English.


What do you think I should do?


Susan at Stony River said...

Il faut apprendre quelques mots de Francais, naturellement... tres vite.

Bon voyage a la fille!

Sweet Tea said...

Oh-my-yes that is a chance of a lifetime and a memory she will never forget. Someday she will tell her children about this great "French" connection. You're gonna be really glad you decided to let her go.

quilly said...

I think you've already made up your mind. This is a fantastic chance for your daughter on many levels. It is also a safe way for you to discover how well she does when you aren't there to constantly supervise her. You are sending her to people you trust and you have raised her well. I predict that she will excel and behave even better for your friends than she would have if you'd gone along.

Mary said...

Look at it this way: It's a lot cheaper than sending her to France! :D
So, I take it you know these people pretty well? I think I'd have to be very comfortable with it before I would do it. Especially with a girl. That's just me!

SouthLakesMom said...

Susan, I think that means let her go?

Sweet Tea - she'll either discuss that or be in therapy for why I didn't let her go.

Quilly - you're right, I'll be making the reservation today.

Mary - we've known them for ever, and yes, we trust them. She went to horse camp with them when she was little and saw them twice a week for lessons for ages. More importantly, we trust her to question things that don't make sense, and act accordingly. Still, we'll go over the RULES...