The easy (lazy) way to teach kids another language

On our recent trip to Germany, we bought our kids a Furby. This is a talking animal that interacts with you. Apparently there are things you can do to change it’s mood.  I’m not sure what happened, but the mood changed to bad and the kids wanted to change it back, so I handed them the instructions….. in German.

It’s amazing how when a kid wants something bad enough, they’ll figure it out. Sure, they weren’t able to translate the entire thing, but they sat there studying it and asking questions and figuring out things for themselves and now the Furby is back to normal.

We’re such lazy good parents!

Next time our microwave breaks, I’m going to just hand them the instructions in Japanese.  “You want hot chocolate? Here ya go.  幸運 !”