Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fun with English

Rebecca: "Thank you."
Me: "You're welcome."
Rebecca: "I not welcome! I Rebecca!"

Rebecca, when she is needing some assistance: "Can I help you?"

Rebecca is convinced that "lady" must be a curse word. She's been saying, "I not lady!" Why, you ask? I often use the term "young lady" when addressing her when she has disobeyed or has done something she's not supposed to! Yesterday, I went through a huge explanation, complete with any gestures that I could think of, to get her to understand the concept (girl-little/lady-big, boy-little/man-big, etc.).


Barley Adoption said...

That is so funny. I just love little kids answers to things or what they think a word means. Hope to see ya all soon.

Rebekah D. said...

That's pretty cute. Nathan's mom loves to tell the story about how, when his brother was about Brody's age, his aunt saw that it was time to eat and said, "Let's go, shall we?" He said, "I'm not Shallwe! I'm Anthony!"

Carla said...


BTW, our guide in Kunming told us not to call anyone "lady" there because it was the term used for someone who is paid for "special massage"

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