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Posted by Mummy Dearest on Mar-29-2010

Bekakt is a Dutch word that I cannot translate well, it sort of falls between posh , prissy and pretentious.

Tonight I have to go to a Parent / Teacher conference at Baby’s school. I have a very long history of abhorring one of her teachers, but I am trying to be fair, maybe Teacher has changed. Miracles can happen.

So Baby and I spent a long time together yesterday, talking, about this, about that. And she tells me that one of her teachers said that English was a bekakt language.

Now there are two native speakers of English- or bilingual- children in The Baby’s class. Baby was offended, but the other child started crying. I am not sure if Other Child was boo- hooing away or if only Baby noticed this.

I find this so very tactless.

I hope The Other Child’s famous parent speaks to the teacher about this, for I cannot. I am going to be too busy biting my tongue and trying to be civil.

  1. Catherine Said,

    Oh dear!

    Good luck tonight.

  2. Anonymous Said,

    Would it be considered poor form to tell the teacher that Baby plans to be a vampire & perhaps the teacher ought to curb her tongue before insulting future vamps?

  3. Dorothy Said,

    Anonymous was me. Oops. Filled in the name too late.

  4. Mummy Dearest Said,

    I did not say that it was the she, But you are funny. I am going to do my best not to say a word tonight. None of this report card makes any sense. In the little boxes, she has gone down in some things, but the points are up.

    I could never keep a straight face and say that she wants to be a vampire, nor could I say that she thought her teacher was drunk when that absurd comment was made about English, simply because Baby never should have watched The Simpsons or The Vampire Diaries.

    I still like Damon best.

    I am too 60′s, I believe that … the children have their own tastes and interests and I should allow that.

    I lived on horror comic books for many years, and then moved up into Horror movies and cheap Japanese films, Godzilla eats NYC. I liked Bela.

    I am doing this wrong, I know this.

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