I remember waiting for O to speak her first words. I had always wondered what her voice would sound like. I’d even close my eyes and imagine us in conversation.
Fast forward three years and O is not only speaking but she’s doing so in both english and spanish! Thanks to our full-time Nanny who’s been with us since O was just weeks old, she’s bilingual. There are many benefits to this as I’m told. However, one they don’t tell you about is their ability to say nasty things to you in a foreign language without you knowing.
No hablo español over here.
Okay, so I may not have a problem yet with my 3-year old calling me a baboon in Spanish but there are other things going on. Take for example whenever we travel somewhere. I’m convinced my wife has been secretly feeding her lines. It’s like they spend hours a day in a brightly lit room memorizing things for O to say to me while I’m driving.
Just today we went out for a ride in the car. I was making a gesture with my hand which caused it to leave the steering wheel momentarily. Yes, the other hand was still holding on…O says, “Daddy, we don’t play when we drive!” I swear this was my wife talking! Where does she get this stuff?
That’s not the first time either. She’s come up with all kinds of things and usually it’s when we’re traveling somewhere. It’s like she’s in her carseat in the back just conjuring up juicy little tidbits to shock me with. The worst part is that even though she’s mostly saying reasonable and appropriate things I can’t help but to laugh! I’m sorry but hearing your 3-year old daughter say something serious, especially about you, is hysterical!!
She’s doesn’t discriminate though when it comes to the funny things she says. Especially on longer road trips she’s coming up with all kinds of crazy things! One of these days I’m actually going to write these things down. I’m pretty sure I could have a whole post just dedicated to her sayings. What’s more? Jake isn’t even really talking yet, so it’s going to be real interesting what he comes up with on our next road trip!
What crazy and/or fun things do your kids say when you’re out and about?