I had a woman over to my house the other day who neither spoke good English or Swedish. She got a small cut on her hand and indicated by pointing that she needed a band-aid. I tried to tell her where they were. She understood that they were in the medicine cabinet but couldn’t find them. Do you know why she couldn’t find them? Because I have children and therefore only have dinosaur band-aids in a dinosaur container. Tell me…. how do I explain “My dinosaur band-aids are in a dinosaur case” to someone without words? I ended up making a dinosaur charade and then used the words “sorry” and “kids.” She finally figured it out.
December 17, 2013