My parents and I were enjoying a meal with my oldest and youngest. It’s a rare moment to separate these two from the pack so the mood was light. My mom and I started discussing school and working out a schedule for Spanish tutoring. Of course, we had to work on some pronunciation and I got the great chance to show off my lack of Spanish speaking skills. I quickly switched to German, mostly to mess around but I at least have a bit of experience with that language.
My oldest caught the language change and asked what I was saying. After I explained and joked around a bit more my oldest stated, “You guys speak all different words!”
My mom, being quick on her feet, replied with, “Oui.”
A perplexed look came over my oldest and I knew the thoughts were probably trying to figure out what that word meant. Instead of asking that though, my oldest said, “That’s just a bunch of games.”
I really think this foreign language thing might just be beyond us all.