You know, I try to be a good mother. I try to make sure these kids get food, clothes, and education.
But, you know, I just can’t help conversations like this:
“Max, you’re a man”
“No, honey, he’s not a man, he’s a boy.”
“But boys are men! What is Latin for man, again?”
“C’mon, vir! Come and play!”
“But boy is puer, Laura.”
“Oh. Puer, puer, puer!”
“And girl is puella.”
repeat of the word puella in every conceivable sentence for a few minutes.
“How do you say ‘Come here, little girl’?”
“Veni puella or puella veni.”
This sentence gets repeated for several more minutes. Until mommy gets Very tired of it.
I swear, they just haven’t learned anything. Nothing at all!
Veni, vidi, vici, indeed.
Edit: And just for the record, we’re not formally teaching her Latin. Yet.