In Which TechnoBoy Tries to One Up Me

desk with book and papers on it

The older boys have been a lot more independent with their school schedule this year. Today there was a bit more computer-game-playing happening than I liked, so I called them on it.

Me: Have you done your Spanish lesson yet?
TechnoBoy: No…I’ll do it now.
momentary pause
TechnoBoy: Have YOU done your Spanish lesson yet?
Me: Porque preguntas usted?
Technoboy: mouth drops


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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) September 25, 2008, 11:00 am

    Porque me preguntas?

    Why are you asking me? Your sentence says “Why are you asking you?” (plus using the formal you at the end, but the tu form of the verb.)

    Sorry…. Spanish teacher here… I had to point that out. šŸ™‚ I’m glad that you are teaching the boys some espanol. I need to get on the ball with my gemelos.