Thursday, March 8, 2012


For the past month I feel like I am talking in another lanuage. I thought it was English because it sounds a lot like it to me, but to my family it's foreign. I am now calling it "Momaniese". If you have children then you know what I'm talking about. It's when you say something and they hear something from Charlie Brown.."Bah, Blah, Ba, BaBah". Here are a few examples...

To my son...
"Please pick up all your toys." translation...Bring more from your bedroom because cleary there were not enough in here, thank you!"

"Please don't go to youtube." translation..."Sure, I don't mind what you do on the computer."

"Please go get into the shower." translation..."We are a free family and we encourage you to run around the house naked."

With my son, I tend to get a little more frustrated than I do with daughter because sometimes he translates Momaniese to be something completely opposite than what I actually said. I love him with all my heart but it frustrates me to the point of tears. I sometime have to repeat my self 3 times before he actually hears me. He also has started having somewhat of an attitude, apprently a reaction from Momaniese.

To my daughter...
"Come here, sweetie, it's time to change your diaper." translation..."I would love for you to run away from me as fast as you can, while laughing, and when I catch you then I will wisk you away to your bedroom to change your diaper."

"Please get out of the pantry" translation..."Yes, please eat your little heart out on all the dog food you want, Thank God it's FDA approved."

I am hoping that since my daughter is like me in a lot of ways that she will start to pick up Momaniese at an early age. Then we won't have too much of a hard time as she gets older:) Unfortuantely, I have heard that all children are affected by this.

Yes, I have many more examples of Momaniese. Sometimes they get in trouble because they translanted completely wrong. I think it gets worse as they get older, but after they are fully grown I heard that Momaniese actually gets translated back into English:)

One more of my favorites, applies to both children..."Mommy is on the phone." translation..."This is a perfect time to ask me all of life's questions, cry as loud as you can, do those dare devil stunts that you've been itching to try, ask for food, really anything goes!"

So do you speak Momaniese? What is one of you favorite translations in your home?

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