Moving Back to the States: English

[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Seven]

Photo by Ivan Shilov on Unsplash

In case you hadn’t heard, we’re moving back to the States.


The twins speak ONLY Dutch.

The other night as I was tucking them in, it occurred to me that I should push the English thing a bit more – hilarity ensued.

But first the news:

Me: “Are you excited to move to America?”

Twins: “JAAAAA!! !” [yes, in Dutch]

Me: “In America you need to speak English, yeah?”

Twins: “JAAAA!! !”

Girl Twin: “Maar….” [but, in Dutch]

Me: “Nee, niet ‘maar’… in Engels, maar betaken ‘but’” [me translating to English]

Girl Twin: “…”

Boy Twin: “…”

Me: “…”

Girl Twin: “BUTT!”

We laughed for five minutes.

English is hard, yo.