Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lost in Translation

Demon Baby is very clever. Lately, if he finds that his older brother and sisters are not letting him have his way, he comes into my office and says, "Older Brother won't let me play with his Nintendo." Or "Older Sister won't let me eat candy for breakfast." To which I reply, "You don't play nice with Older Brother's things, so he is justified in that," or "Because candy isn't breakfast food."

He nods. Then he toddles off, and I can hear him go to them, "SHE SAID that if you don't let me play Nintendo she is going to chop your head off." (This is Demon Baby after all.) Or "SHE SAID to let me have candy and ice pops for breakfast and if you don't, she will put you in time-out and then put you on a space ship and send you to outer space." (One, Oldest Sister is 18; two, I don't have those kind of connections at NASA or I already would have sent Demon Baby into orbit.)

Something is getting lost in the translation.

14 comments:

laughingwolf said...

lol... sounds like continued fun time with db! ;)

spyscribbler said...

LOL! That's cute! He knows how to make the system work. :-)

Erica Orloff said...

laughing wolf:
Yup. Always a party around here.

;-)
E

Erica Orloff said...

Spy:
Yes. Working the system like a con artist.

LOL!
E

Robin said...

That is one smart little boy! I think it's funny that he was so bagged! You should play with his mind and say, "Honey, we just launched your sister to Mars because she wouldn't give you candy for breakfast. Is that OK with you?" Let's see what he does! Mwahahahaha!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Yes, very clever but he should keep his voice down when conveying your message to them.

Melanie Avila said...

Does he play you off his father? That's when the real trouble begins. Or fun, depending on which side you're on. ;)

laughingwolf said...

hey, he keeps you YOUNG! ;) lol

Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
I would try that, but any time we have said something like that in the past, he's simply delighted. He just doesn't think the way we do.
E

Erica Orloff said...

Suzanne:
He has yet to grasp the concept of "inside voice."
E

Erica Orloff said...

melanie:
Once in a blue moon, but I'm virtually a single parent because of circumstances, so not often. He sees me as his primary caregiver to an extreme.
E

Erica Orloff said...

No, Laughing Wolf, he is AGING me. Rapidly. LOL!
E

Jude Hardin said...

He must have inherited your creativity gene.

Erica Orloff said...

Jude:
If so, then watch out, because he also must have inherited a few other select genes . . . . There's a craziness one floating around.

;-)
E