4 Apr 2008

The chip off the old block doesn't fall far from the tree

I went to a parent-teacher conference today, for the B boy.

The news were surprisingly good.

He is where he should be in Norwegian, and not really behind the others. Pretty awesome, considering he didn't speak more than a couple of words of Norwegian 8 months ago, let alone read or wrote the language.

Thrilled to bits by the feedback, I offered to get the boy a reward for working so hard at school.

I figured he'd want a new game for the DS or the PlayStation, or perhaps a night out to the local playland, or maybe even go see a movie.

I was wrong.

As a reward, my boy wants chocolate.

I'm now thinking the B in "B boy" stands for Brilliant.

34 comments:

jenontheedge said...

Go B!!!

What kind of chocolate? The good stuff or kid favorites like Kinder Eggs?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Hopefully he will share his little prize.

It is always nice when kids want something simple. =)

Dawn said...

Chocolate is the best reward! That's so great that he has learned Norwegian so quickly.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Yay B Boy! and good choice on the chocolate. I have a boy that loves chocolate even more than I do. Hard to believe.
Have a wonderful weekend,Heidi.

Chantal said...

Oh man you guys are gonna miss that wonderful Norwegian chocolate when you come back to the land of waxy milk chocolate.

Julie Pippert said...

Wow, double kudos to B, and you know, I'm thinking what you're thinking is right! Brilliant indeed!

ALM said...

Whoo Hoo! Whatta kid!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Good job B boy! And how nice that he asked for a simple reward!

hokgardner said...

He's a smart boy. I'd pick chocolate, too.

Mary Beth said...

Now that is a boy who knows what's good in life:)

Kellan said...

That B Boy is a boy after my own heart - and smart too!!

Have a good weekend - see you soon - Kellan

Rima said...

I think it is absolutely fantastic that he is speaking, reading, and writing in Norweigan so well. Your "gap year" has been a true gift in a lot of ways.

Kathryn said...

He IS a smart boy!

Kyla said...

Wow! I'm so impressed by his progress!

And chocolate? Good choice!

katiez said...

I'm thinking you're right!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

1. Way to mix your metaphors Madam.

2. The boy knows what is important in this world.

Stomper Girl said...

Well done to your B. boy on knowing his stuff ... and on doing so well at Norwegian school too!

Badness Jones said...

mmmm....chocolate! What a great kid you've got there! YOu must be so incredibly proud!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Aren't kids amazing? Chocolate works for just about every occasion!

Amy said...

This is so wonderful!

LaskiGal said...

I can't imagine . . . what a huge accomplishment! Norwegian.

As for the chocolate. Clearly he knows what matters most in life :)

painted maypole said...

mmmmm........

jen said...

what a gift you are giving him - languages. oh, and chocolate.

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the dragonfly said...

Love, love, love chocolate!! When we were in Belgium I went to several little chocolate shops. Belgian chocolate = yummy!

Aliki2006 said...

Clearly he IS brilliant!!!

Nadine said...

Kids pick up a new language pretty quick, don't they!

Mmmmm chocolate!

jennwa said...

That is my kind of boy.

hellomelissa said...

wow, that is my kind of kid.

kimmy said...

A boy after my own heart! Seriously, there is nothing better in life than chocolate. Well, maybe a new Coach bag filled with chocolate!

Kimmy

katydidnot said...

i have a hard time getting my son to do english right, let alone norwegian. wow you guys.

Karen MEG said...

He is brilliant; there is no homegrown chocolate that comes anywhere close to what you can get there in Europe.
Divine is an absolute understatement!

kim-d said...

I always knew that B-Boy was very, very special :)! I just love that kid...

Gina said...

Ha! That sounds like something mine might have asked for as well!