Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun #65 and… it's time for a break

May 31, 2012

Friday again, the first Friday of the Summer break for my big kiddos. They only had two half days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) and now it’s time for summer fun. They have two weeks at home and then camp starts. Both of them are looking forward to it. In the mean time we are home relaxing… sleeping in late and enjoying the pool.

Now it’s time to fill in some blanks. Each week Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. It’s fun to see what everyone comes up with. So, join in the fun, won’t you?

Here are this week’s statements:

1.       I always ___when I___

2.       ___ is very hard for me to do

3.       Whenever I eat ________, I want to _____________.

4.       If I ruled the world, ____________ wouldn’t exist and everyone would _______.

My answers:

1. I always cry when I hear “Heal the World”. This song just does me in each and every time.

2. Pronouncing “th” or “s” properly if there are too many in one word or sentence is very hard for me to do. (The sound of “th” is non-existent in the German language. We had to learn a special way to pronounce it by holding our tongue and saying it.)

3. Whenever I eat bratwurst , I want to have a good German roll to go along with it. 

4. If I ruled the world, child abuse wouldn’t exist and everyone would be able to grow up without fear and lots of love and laughter. 


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  • Kerry May 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I love your last comment, I wish for that too!!
    I never realised you don’t use ‘th’ in German, that’s interesting. I also loved reading your Blog Buddies bio and learning about you growing up and watching the wall come down. Geez I vaguely remember all of that on the news back then too.

    • Susi May 31, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      There are letters in the German language that don’t exist in English. I find it so interesting. I have always loved languages and took some linguistics in college to learn about the history of language development. Yeah, it seems so long ago and yet, sometimes it feels like yesterday.

  • Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) May 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    That is really interesting about Th and S. I had a speech impediment as a child that wouldn’t allow me to pronounce those either and had to have several years of speech therapy. Maybe it was the German on my mother’s side revealing itself!

    • Susi May 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Ha ha ha… could be! I can say it now without too much of an issue but sometimes the German comes out and I pronounce it z instead of th.

  • Tami June 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I love your #4! Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      It would be so lovely. Something to strive for.

  • paul June 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Amen to 4. Interesting to know about the “th” not being in German. I also studied language development/evolution. We could be word nerds tgether LOL.

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

      Yes, we could. I have always found it fascinating how languages developed and spread.

  • RoryBore June 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I find I have trouble with the English language quite frequently too….and I have no excuse since I have supposedly known it since birth.

    love #4. that would be an great wish come true. what a different world it would be, I imagine, if broken children didn’t have to grow up and become broken adults.

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Ha ha, I doubt you have that much trouble with English. You are a word master!!! And true that on number 4.

  • Brenda Youngerman June 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I didn’t know about the th either…
    and mmmmmmm brautwurst …. my mouth is watering now!

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      See, learn something new everyday!!! 🙂

  • Lucy June 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I use to love Summer Break with my children, enjoy it!

    How interesting about the TH and S, giving you trouble in English.

    Couldn’t agree with you more about Child Abuse, breaks my heart.

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      I will enjoy it. And as soon as it stops raining all the time we’ll spend a lot more time splashing in the pool.

  • Briana June 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Love #4!

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks, Briana. It’s one of those things that just gets to me as a mom.

  • Shannon June 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Totally agree with number 4! We think alike.

    Hummm…now I need a bratwurst!

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Yup, I noticed that. 🙂

  • Jennifer June 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Heal the World is a great song!!!

    • Susi June 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      It’s just one of those songs that are timeless. I have always enjoyed it.

  • Hilary June 2, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Love your #4
    It must be so hard to learn another language where certain sounds are so different. I am always amazed at how people do it…

  • Hilary June 2, 2012 at 7:45 am

    love your #4
    I am amazed at how people learn another language and use it so easily as you do

    • Susi June 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Hilary, I may use it easily now but it didn’t always used to be that way. Until I was completely emerged in it and din’t have another choice it was sometimes a long and slow process. But I have also always loved languages.