Saturday, 24 January 2015
What 'get dressed and clean your teeth' really means.
It's a regular occurrence in our house.
When I say 'get dressed and clean your teeth', somehow this is translated into several different meanings in boy language.
So far, these are the translations I have observed:
'Go and find a nerf gun and shoot your brothers.'
'Do some balloon modelling.'
'Roll around on the floor, making farting noises.'
'Create new magic tricks.'
'Run in and out of your brother's bedroom to annoy him.'
'Hide and jump out on your brother to scare him.'
'Play loud music and dance around with no clothes on.'
'Suddenly remember you need to practice your guitar.'
'Study the world map on your bedroom wall.'
'Wee on the bathroom floor after realising it has been dry for far too long and may need watering.'
'Draw on your face.'
'Sit on your bedroom floor, whistling and staring vacantly.'
'Bang bedroom doors.'
'Stand outside the bathroom while your brother is doing a poo and make grunting and groaning noises in empathy.'
'Slide down the stairs in sleeping bags.'
One day I may manage to speak their language but for now I usually communicate with sign language.
What translations have you discovered?