Except for the summer we lived in Hong Kong. While Dave was at work and I kept busy practicing making words in the game "Super Boggle." I was so good at the game that after a couple of weeks, Dave refused to play with me anymore.
So this summer when we embarked on our journey here in France, Dave remarked one day on my lack of effort to learn French words and practice speaking. "You better watch out because I'm going to pass you and you won't be able to keep up." I may have been paraphrasing a bit there, but you get the drift.
So you can imagine my delight when Dave admitted (as he struggled to follow a conversation) that I was way ahead of him with my French. I think when I picked up the word "dissuade" in a conversation about the death penalty that he knew he was beat. ;)