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Thursday, May 22, 2008

If Dora the Explorer Drank Coke

Our kids aren't allowed to drink soda except on very rare occasions. Ginger ale when recovering from stomach flu is a given; anything else is a special treat. In addition, they know that they are not allowed to have any drink that has caffeine in it. There are plenty of other reasons we don't let them drink soda, but that's the easiest way to explain to them why they can't have Daddy's diet Coke.

Yesterday, while driving to the gym, Son exclaimed enthusiastically from the backseat, "Mama, Mama, I see a big red truck just like the one I saw yesterday -- the one with the caffeine sign on it..." He paused and considered, then added, "We-ellll, actually, I don't know what it really says, but it means caffeine."

It was easy to tell what he meant, though I hadn't spotted the truck myself. I replied, smiling, "It says Coca-Cola, honey."

To which he responded knowingly "Oh, yes, Coca-cola. That means caffeine in Spanish."

21 comments:

Lisa said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Denis said...

That is fantastic. Keep up the spanish!

MIQuilter said...

And you thought you'd have problems raising a bi-lingual child b/c daddy doesn't speak Japanese!

LceeL said...

Before they knew what an alphabet was, my two older boys knew that "Golden Arches" spelt McDonald's.

Momo Fali said...

Watch out for Swiper!

Momo Fali said...

Watch out for Swiper!

calicobebop said...

Exactly! That's exactly what it means in Spanish! I'm going to have to try that one out on my own pre-schooler.

Aimeepalooza said...

Your son is such a little genius! I think the exact translation is Caffeine with sugar and food coloring though. But hey, he's just a lil guy. He'll master Spanish soon enough!

McMommy said...

Muy bien!!!

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

hahahahh that one is priceless! you should print this out and frame it so when your little guy grows up he can appreciate it!

MultiplesMommy said...

See, with such articulate parents, you KNEW he'd be good at foreign languages! I so snorted over this post! Thanks for the giggles.

Amber said...

The wealth of knowledge we receive that that blessed, blessed program.

Who knew? :-)

SherE1 said...

"Coca Cola" could DEFINITELY pass for "spanosh" (as my 4 YO calls it).

We were at a shoe store one day when a lady began asking me questions in spanish. I shook my head at her and told her I didn't understand and my 4 YO asks, "Mommy, is she talking to you in espagnol?" Thank you, Dora, for making me look like a liar.

lattemommy said...

It does have a bit of Spanish flair to it, doesn't it?

Amy said...

Too funny!

Kimmylyn said...

Hysterical.. hahahaha

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Ha, ha, ha. I'm in my thirties and I still see "caffeine" in every pop's name.

Mr Lady said...

That kid is awesome. And correct.

foolery said...

If Dora drank Coke, Son would have screamed that comment.

That is absolutely priceless.

Also? I truly hope you do post a "greatest hits" of your blog. It's great to see the early stuff, and the work that is the writer's favorite.

:)

BusyDad said...

That is too funny! I'd hate to know what my son thinks the beer truck says.

MommyTime said...

Foolery, I forgot about the screaming... you are so right!

 

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