The universal language of parenting and husband and wife!

July 8, 2017

I was wandering through a Walmart lookalike shop, looking for things I didn't know I needed, when this German family crossed my path.

The mom only had eyes for the merchandise, so the dad was condemned to the role of Lone Parent.

You can look, but please don't touch!


As they passed the glassware he warned:

'Nur angucken, sonst geht dat kaputt!' (You can look, but please don't touch!)

The child defiantly lunged at the wineglasses, throwing his dad a look that said: 'Whatcha gonna do about it!'
So he said ominously: 'Was hat der Papa gesagt? Nur gucken!' (What did daddy say? No touching!)

I wanna leave!


Angrily he turned to his wife, who was just about to put a hefty, wooden owl into their shopping cart and said: 'Ich will weg!' (I wanna leave!)

Then we parted ways, but at the check out I could still hear him: 'Nana! Nur gucken!'

But I'm not sure whether he was talking to his wife, or to his child!

3 comments

  1. A couple of generations ago, many married folk in this area of the U.S. called each other "mumma" and "daddy." I half smile and half cringe when I hear elderly couples who still do that.

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  2. Parenting certainly has it's very trying moments. Thank you for linking up at The Blogger’s Pit Stop. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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  3. I remember those days shopping with young children. Once the hem of my dress caught on a bottle of coke (one of a six pack). When I walked away it pulled the whole thing over. They came crashing down around my feet with much noise and foamy, sticky mess. My children never forgot. Every time we walked in the store after that, one of them would say, "Remember when you broke all the bottles!"

    ~Christie

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