Yesterday, my housecleaners were tackling the house (yes, I admit I have housecleaners. When I got my first book contract, I caved. They come twice a month and I am SO VERY GRATEFUL to get the help!).

So, the women were back in my 17-year-old son’s room. I was taking some laundry back to his room and noticed that their heads were bent together, looking through something they found on Tad’s desk.

They were looking through his Spanish 4 Honors workbook…laughing! At the silly assignments and odd conversations and ridiculous drawings to help the students learn how to use the language.

When I told Tad, he said, “They must think I’m an idiot.”

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Well, maybe this summer they could spend some time conversing in Spanish with him. That would be better than any workbook for him, and who knows? He might surprise them with how much he’s learned from those silly workbooks! LOL