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Lost in Translation?

Friday, 29 February 2008

After changing a malodorous nappie, I asked the kids to watch the baby who was cavorting on my bed.

And of course I had just stepped out of the room when Beernut shouted “MO-OM! The baby just fell off the bed!!!”

As Peach delightfully roamed free on the floor, I realized that I had placed a stumbling block before Beernut and Poppyseed. By asking them to do something they weren’t capable of doing, I had set them up for failure.

That being said, I needed to know exactly what had happened.

“You guys aren’t in trouble, but I thought I had told you to watch your brother.”

“We did!” they exclaimed, in unison.

“No you didn’t”

“Yes, we did,” they countered. “We watched him fall off the bed. “

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, 29 February 2008 10:32 am

    Can’t argue with that logic! 🙂

  2. Saturday, 1 March 2008 7:41 pm

    ah…the logic of youth.

  3. Sunday, 2 March 2008 3:42 pm

    When I was learning to teach we had to write a script for a lesson and then we would all tear each others apart in class before we would teach the lesson. Kids are really literal sometimes.

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