SAY WHAT?!? (language barrier)

Big Sis, to me: ‘Mum, can I have some more acorns please.’
Me, to Big Sis: ‘Some…. what?’
Me, to Big Sis: ‘More acorns, please.’
Me, to Big Sis: ‘Some… acorns?’
Big Sis, to me: ‘Yes, Mummy, some more acorns.’
Me, to Big Sis, confused: ‘Sorry, did you say acorns?’
Big Sis, to me, getting exasperated: ‘Yesssss Mummy – some more peas and acorns.’
*Lightbulb moment*
Me, to Big Sis: ‘Do you mean sweetcorn?’
Big Sis, to me: ‘Ah, yes, Mummy. More sweetcorn please.’ 


  1. Catherine Burden - June 4, 2012

    I love those ‘lightbulb’ moments, I don’t think my brain would function at full without them.

  2. Kahanka - June 5, 2012

    That is soooo sweet 😉

  3. Mummy Lion - June 5, 2012

    my son was saying what i thought was ‘out of the way the breast coming through’ – i even got him to repeat it & repeat it, i was so confused and then the penny dropped – it was ‘the EXPRESS coming through’ (off thomas & friends) lololol.

  4. mummyslittlemonkey - June 5, 2012

    Ha ha!!! Love it!!! 

  5. mummyslittlemonkey - June 5, 2012

    It’s quite a relief when the penny finally drops, isn’t it??? 😉

  6. mummyslittlemonkey - June 5, 2012

    It was rather cute – she was getting pretty p’eed off when I didn’t understand her though!! 😉

  7. Susan Mann - June 6, 2012

    Aww so cute x

  8. Emily - June 7, 2012

    This made me laugh, my little girl play feeding people acorns when she plays at her kitchen and I have no idea why… maybe SHE means acorns too!!

  9. mummyslittlemonkey - June 7, 2012

    You mean sweetcorn? Now YOU’RE doing it too!! 😉

  10. mummyslittlemonkey - June 7, 2012

    It was very cute – although she was getting very annoyed at me before I realised what she was saying!!!! x

  11. mummyslittlemonkey - June 7, 2012

    Acorn, sweetcorn – easy mistake to make!!!!! 😉

  12. Emily - June 26, 2012

    Arghh!! Acorns acorns acorns!

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