In Which TechnoBoy Tries to One Up Me

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


Earnest Parenting: help for parents who keep ahead of their children.

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One Response to “In Which TechnoBoy Tries to One Up Me”

  1. 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. 🙂 I’m glad that you are teaching the boys some espanol. I need to get on the ball with my gemelos.

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