[Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Seven]
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:
- Coronavirus cases down by 30% in last week, IC admissions halved
- Belgian virologist in hiding received threats from the Netherlands
- NL administered record 1.2 million Covid-19 vaccines last week
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: “…”
Girl Twin: “BUTT!”
We laughed for five minutes.
English is hard, yo.