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November 14, 2008

Life with my children

Me: Did it ever occur to you that I know more than you do?

Lachlan (age 6): No.

Lachlan: Um, Mom, um .... um ... I forgot ... wait ... (puts his fingertips on either side of his head, scrunches up his eyes) ... wait, I have to look inside my mind ...

Connor: Oh, you have to watch out for those decimals. Decimals will kill you if you give them 0.5 of a chance.

Why we get nowhere whenever we try to revisit learning Spanish:

(If you don't know any Spanish, it's supposed to go like this:

Person one: Hola! Como te llamas? Hello, what is your name?

Person two: Me llamo (name). Como te llamas? My name is (name). What is your name?

Person one: Me llamo (name). Que tal? My name is (name). How are you?

Person two: Bien, gracias. Adios! Fine, thanks. Goodbye!)

Me: Okay, Aidan, tell Connor "hello" in Spanish.

Aidan: O, hai!

Me: No. In Spanish. Say hello and ask his name, and then ask how he's doing.

Aidan: Hola! How is your llama?

Connor: My llama is in a coma. How is your llama?

Aidan: My llama is Aidan. How tall are you?

Connor: About five foot four. And how tall is your llama?

And that's about where I give up. Actually, that's where I gave in, and started singing "Llama in a Coma," but it's the same thing.

Posted by lynx at November 14, 2008 11:52 PM

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BaHaHaHaHa. That's great. Not so good Spanish, but pretty fantastic otherwise.

Posted by: Obi-Mom Kenobi at November 15, 2008 3:40 PM

OMG,I love this! My llama is Jennifer.

Posted by: Jennifer S. at November 18, 2008 9:21 PM

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