Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Where with the what now?

I just finished a lovely 10 minute conversation with young Joe Joe Baggins.  We leave in the morning for a weekend in Maui with friends so we're clearing out the kitchen of anything that won't survive until Monday.   He was helping me out in the kitchen and was fervently telling me, "We need the Colorados to be macaroni."  I repeated it back to him and he nodded yes.  I started doing the mom thing where you keep repeating in your head and putting the inflection in different places, but couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was saying.  So I asked one more time, "We need the Colorados to be macaroni?"  This time to clarify for me he said, "No, we need to make the Colorados into macaroni."

You're still stumped aren't you?  He very helpfully pointed to the avocados this last time and it clicked.

"Oh, we need to make the avocados into guacamole.  Yes, you're right."

Sometimes even I need a translator.

1 comment:

Erin said...

That's awesome...parents all are really at a minimum bilingual