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Friday, February 25, 2011

I did it!!! In Finnish!!!

She did fine at the dentist. And so did I!!


Yesterday #5 had a dentist appointment.  Big Guy is working out of town, so this ball was in my court.  Usually when I go places most people understand and speak English with me, so I wasn't worried.  We got to the dentist and waited for a bit, during which time I filled out a form for #5, in Finnish!!  I understood pretty much everything, so I felt good about handling that one unassisted!  Then her turn in the chair came, and the dental hygenist came to get us.  I said a few things in English, so she'd "get it" (Please speak English to me!!")  But she happily yammered away in Finn!  Ok.  Bite the bullet.  At one point she asked me if I understand any Finn, and I replied, "yeah, a little..."  That must have meant Green light!  And she yakked happily ever after.  Actually, she used very basic words, and explained a few things for me, and guess what??? I UNDERSTOOD!!! Like pretty much all of it!  Not before I was walking out to the car did I realized what had just happened.  All that basic stuff that she'd said to me, would have been jibberish just a few moths ago!  I MUST BE LEARNING!!!  I felt SO good about that - I even called BigGuy to share the news! 

Maybe this seems like a minor thing for you guys, but not for me.  I felt like a million bucks.  Even if I didn't say a whole lot, I understood that #5 has crossbite and has to come back in 4 months, and that she had a few very small cavities that I can keep under control with good brushing... I bet most of you would not know that in Finn!!!!  he, he.... So, there, I just had to share that one!!! Oh the joys that makes you happy!


4 comments:

mamman said...

Heeey! I am pumped FOR you! That is cool. I would balk at the idea of DENTISTRY in FINN!! aarrgghh!! :D Now just keep the Finn in you under control... Keep the pants at normal level etc...

Sofia L said...

I'm SOOOO proud of you!!!!!! :) You impress me a LOT, sister!! WAY TO GO!!!! <3<3<3

leetaru said...

Way to go Kaisa! Pretty soon you will be a total Finn!!! Fun to follow this blog, keeps us close! Lotsa love to everyone! Taru

MeWoman said...

Tnx all! It does feel really wierd that I'm getting the hang of this lingo! But... "One vord atte dime!" like some Finnish person told me ;)
Taru! Yupp!!! I'm totally converting! he, he...