Hey there, awesome Moxie-Dude readers!
Today has been SO BUSY with client work that I thought I’d never get to today’s post.
Alas, here I am!
Do you remember when the word “nasty” meant something along the lines of . . . well, NASTY?
Lately, I’ve been noticing that a whole bunch of “something old, something new” words and expressions have been entering my house and to help ease some of the confusion, I’ve created the following phrase dictionary. Think: “Google translate” without the what-the-whats.
And the best part?
After reading these, you’ll be able to confidently travel into the unknown (read: your teen’s room) and not feel like a stranger from another land (read: kitchen or laundry room).
There’s nothing good to eat around here!
Translation: We’re out of Cap’n Crunch cereal.
I finished my homework in class.
Translation: I didn’t feel like bringing my books home.
I have nothing to wear.
Translation: I need something that my friends haven’t seen me wear yet.
The bus driver is NEVER on time and I almost got a detention for being late today.
Translation: I need you to drive me to school. Everyday.
Don’t tuck me in at night anymore.
Translation: Stop babying me. But please. Do continue to do all my laundry and cut my grapefruit into those little bite-sized sections. You know. Like you always do.
PS. I’ve just planted the seed that I know stuff that my teens will find useful when they have teens of their own and that possibly they could bribe me with chocolate. Or wine.
(They may or may not have rolled their eyes. I’m not sure.)