Thursday, January 20, 2011

The silver lining

Although after only one hour of school, T called home to be picked up because her stomach hurt and she felt awful, there was one good moment.  A quanto pare, when they sent the lady who works at the front door/la portineria up to T's classroom to fetch her, the Signora was very confused.
La Signora said something to the effect of "No, no I have to pick up the American girl."
T pointed at herself.
"No, the girl with the blond stripe."
T pointed at herself again, indicating specifically her blond stripe..
"No, the girl I need to pick up is the American with the blond stripe. Not you. You speak italian."
At which point T's professor said something to the effect of "This is the girl, per carita'. Take her."
And so T smiled weakly and let herself be escorted downstairs into the soda and cracker filled arms of her father. 

P.S. she feels just fine now and we hope she'll be back at school tomorrow.

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