Wednesday, 13 March 2013

What the heck is a Sta-danger?

Boy no.4 is only 2, but he has excellent speech and can hold a conversation with anyone, so it's a rare one for us for him to not be able to explain himself.

One whole hour of crying and sobbing and asking me where his sta-danger was and I felt like a failed parent. 

Later we picked up 4 year old boy no.3 from pre-school, brought him home and I asked if he could try and work it out. "Can you tell what your brother is saying, because I can't?"

Boy no.3 says "I'll try Mummy".

Boy no.4 pipes up "Yes, I've been looking for the blue power ranger everywhere and I can't find it. Do you know where it is?"

Way to make Mummy look stupid....

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  1. I've heard of older children translating for younger ones before. Maybe their Gobbledegook is actually their own little language! :o) x

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    1. Hahaha....I think you might be right! They definitely have their own words for things, sometimes you can work it out and it's because they've misheard what adults have said, but other times it's a complete mystery :D x

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  2. Fab! I sometimes hated trying to work out what my Little Mr was saying! Was always nice when he said something to his Granny though and she couldn't understand him - didn't take any pleasure in telling her what he had said, honest! ;)

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    1. Haha...you devil! It's handy when they say something they shouldn't, or comment on something they shouldn't, and you translate with something different! I remember my eldest commenting that my Grandfather had 'a huge red nose', and I translated as 'he wants to play in the garden', and I got away with it!! :D

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  3. Bud gets infuriated when I don't understand what he is saying too, unfortunately we don't have an older brother to translate, it only gets worse when he gets upset about it. Perhaps puts it all became clearer when he called down!

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    1. I can't even understand our 13 year old when she's crying, with a 2 year old we really do have to be telepathic :)

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  4. Love it. Sounds like something 5yo would have done to me when she was smaller

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    1. I'm sure they come out of the womb able to embarrass their parents, let's face it the first sentence they say that's completely understandable to anyone usually starts "why is that lady so....?"

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  5. Same with me. I always ask my son what is my daughter talking about. Only him knows.

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    1. I see a great future ahead for her as an interpreter! :D

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  6. Haha - sounds as though he was trying to show big brother how grown up he was! Our little Gwen does that too - you can see she tries her best to be a 'big girl' so her big brother will think she's worthy of his attention.

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    1. It is so sweet when they clearly count their bigger siblings among their heroes - I love watching that in the children :)

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    1. Well I think so, but I think I'm biased ;)

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