Monday, April 20, 2009

Job Requirement: Language Translator

I love the unexpected skills I have aquired as a mother.

The other night at dinner the boys began talking about video games. My 3 year-old started talking about the game with the idiot in it. He was so excited. Yes, that's right he was ecstatic about the idiot.

"The rabbit game has an idiot in it!" "It really does!"

We recently got the Raving Rabits Wii game and there was no doubt that was what he was talking about. My husband and I are looking at each other and back at our son in disbelief.

My husband says, "That isn't a nice word."

"There is an idiot in the game and it is so cool. It is funny!!"

Suddenly, I got it.
My translator mode had switched on.

"Ohhhh, is there an Indian in the game?"

A look of relief settles on my son's face.

"YES! That's the word I was trying to say."

8 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

I love it when I finally get it:) So cute!

Anonymous said...

heeheehe...he's too cute....my middle child had horrible ear problems right at the age he was learning to talk so I had to be a translator too....fun! patti b.

Beth E. said...

That is so cute! When our youngest son was little, he got words mixed up at times. It sure made conversations with him interesting AND entertaining! :o)

McCrakensx4 said...

LOL funny! It is so much fun trying to translate! Good job mom! And thanks for the warm bday wishes! Have fun with all of your bdays this week!

Sneaky Momma said...

Oh, no!!!! Too cute!

amy jo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOMAS today!!! :) Man oh man, 4 years old! That's wonderful! :)

Kathy said...

GREAT story! Love those "getting it" moments. :) I also think it's so funny when the siblings understand each other's languages before we do - hilarious.

Kimberly said...

i swear Sammy is still translating Anah for me!