top of page

The F-word

'The neighbours are going to think we are really screwy parents.' I sighed to my husband who merely shrugged.

Our 2-and-a-half year old son was whizzing through the apartment squealing at the top of his lungs 'Fiiiiiiick!!! Fickkkkkkkk.....Fick! Mama, papa, Fick!'

What he meant to say was 'Fish'.

'Fick' is the German word for the F-bomb. (Side note: We live in Germany)

Raising bilingual kids can be dangerous sometimes.

Don’t you just love that ‘lump-of-lead-in-your-stomach-knowing-you’re-being-judged’ feeling?

What’s your favourite trick for managing moments of utter parental embarrassment?

16 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All



Sometimes we find ourselves confronted with relearning an old skill. This can be tricky. Can we still do it? As a kid, I loved to cook. I learned early. I was a 9 year old, gas-stove pro. The fire, th

2 comentarios

John Lindsey
John Lindsey
04 abr 2023

That's hilarious Mel...even though I'm sure in public it would be mortifying....framing it up this way was sure a good laugh for me this am!! Parenting is hard...and some moments just need to be laughed at and laughed off!! Great always!!

Me gusta
Mel Schmitz
Mel Schmitz
11 abr 2023
Contestando a

Thanks John! Yes, parenting is full of mortifying moments as I'm sure you well know. Gotta learn to reframe things sometimes- helps a teensy bit!

Me gusta
About Me.png
bottom of page