Well I am divorced & remarried. With my 1st husband we had one daughter, who is now 12. He is French and my daughter is bilingual French & English. We often go to France (1-2 weeks per year usually) and my daughter translates things for me, her stepdad (who she just calls 'Dad' as he has been this since she was 18 months old) and her half-siblings. It's really helpful but it actually annoys me because it makes me look so stupid. For instance at Disneyland Paris last year we had a problem with our kettle and they staff (cast) member I was explaining this to spoke very little English. I speak very little French. But Amelia, my daughter, translated everything and in the end the staff member was just having a conversation with her about it. I looked so stupid not speaking any of the language. I felt like yelling "you're just a kid! You're English! Stop showing off!" but it was actually really helpful.
How can I stop myself getting annoyed, show people I'm not stupid, and/or tell her politely to somehow 'dodge up' her accent so she doesn't seem so perfect? I know it's a stupid question but I really need an answer before we go to France in August.
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