Fountain Pens. Because Germany.

| September 23, 2015

Schools around here not only continue to teach handwriting, but my daughter learned to use a fountain pen–with real ink–last year in the local German school. Students were required to complete a booklet in order to earn their “fountain pen diploma” and be allowed to start using the pen in class and on homework. Yesterday, she took her fountain pen to her new school, the International School. Apparently they, too, use them, and the kids are now working on their fountain pen licenses. I think you have to jump through more hoops to use a fountain pen in German schools, than to buy a gun in America.

I was going to add a picture of her fountain pen here, but in the photo it looked like a dildo.  So I didn’t.



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Category: Ex-pat Parenting, Germany, In Germany A Broad blog, Shits & Giggles, Uncategorized

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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