Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the language of boys

1.) Describe a time when you had difficulty communicating with someone who speaks a different language than you.

poodle4 
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Every day I have a difficult time communicating

with some people:boys 1

Jonathon is from Poland and he can speak Polish.  boys 2Shoshi is from Bangladesh and he can speak Hindi.

boys 4Juan is from Columbia and he speaks in Spanish.boys 3Do you think I have a hard time communicating because of all those languages?

Oh no.

boys Their native tongue is not the problem at all!

I can’t communicate with them because they speak ‘boy’boys 7And for the life of me…

I just can NOT understand that language!

boys 10

I love these boys!

They make life grand.

What languages do you speak?

61 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Boys do definitely have their own language!

Casey Freeland said...

Baby girl. I honestly think I speak baby girl.

Katherine said...

They DO have their own language! That is so true.

Lovely photos :) I only speak English and a little Dutch because of my Granmama.

K xx :)

Anna K. said...

I understand a little "boy-speak" but I'm not completely fluent...yet!

By the way those boys are gorgeous!

Kimmy said...

LOL...yeah, I understand boys can be difficult to understand. I'm still trying to figure out my husband..lol!

Marilyn said...

I don't speak boy either. I've been trying for 40 years and no luck. CUTE post.

Marla said...

I totally understand your problem. :)

I can only speak English. I'm bad bad bad with languages.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Oh yes, I have 2 boys and still I don't speak "boy" nor do I understand many of the things they do, but I love them like crazy anyway!

I'm just the MOM said...

I mean seriously what is up with that? I have four boys...one going to be a freshman in high school next year, you would THINK I would've got it by now lol. Crazy things.

Anita Johnson said...

Now that my boys are grown, I get to hear a bit of "girl" talk from their significant others and I am lovin'it!

Mrs4444 said...

This is a wonderful post. Good thing you speak the language of FOOD! :)

Angie said...

oh my! I certainly have no clue what my boy is saying half the time..and it's not because he's 2 1/2..he can speak very clearly and is quite articulate! Are you saying it's only going to get worse?? LOL
most people don't know that I speak Hungarian fluently..I was born and raised in Hungary till the ripe age of 6!

Anonymous said...

Great pics once again!
Out of 20 of my students they speak 11 different languages- not counting "boy!"
lMnop

Frau said...

Love this post and pictures, that last one of Kaishon seriously how do you stop kissing that adorable boy, Please tell me he lets his momma kiss those cheeks! Everyday I encounter this lets just say I speak in charades. If we ever play that game together you want me on your team!

Robin said...

Yup, boys have their own language entirely.

I speak English, Hebrew, some French (used to be fluent but I've forgotten a lot) and pig latin :).

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Caroline (Frogmum) said...

BRILLIANT BLOG! So, so true ~ but I know one thing the language of boys is filled with silliness and humour because they laugh so much it's contagious!! :D

Serline said...

I think my son speaks the same lingo, 'cause I can't understand him half the time!

Karo said...

Oh I understood "boy" just fine--until mine hit about age 14! That's when it all went crazy. :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

They do have their own language. Especially love that last shot.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

This is my fear of having male kids - I just won't know how to get through!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

I love the language of "boy." I have two boys, and they are so easy and wonderful!

I am fluent in "girl" language, which is a bummer at times, for example when my two girls are acting like little divas!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so funny. I don't get boys either.
I am however, fluent in sarcasm.

myorii said...

Great photos of the boys! Wow, it's amazing that you are surrounded by so many different ethnicity! I think that's awesome!

Haha, I speak "boy"...at least the "gamer boy". Not very fluent with speaking "girl" oddly enough.

Jenners said...

Brilliant post! I love how you broke them out one by one and then had the photo of them all together.

And I don't speak boy either ... or Man!

brainella said...

Gorgeous boy faces. Boys rock. Most days I have no clue what my boys are talking about but it is so much better than girl drama. :)

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

Oh so true I don't understand boy language--great post and I did something like it too.

JoAnn said...

I think I speak boy. Sort of. I still don't get the throw things at your face male bonding thing.

Dianne said...

I used to be able to speak Russian and Yiddish when I was a kid and my Nana was around
but I have lost the ability

I love all these sweet boys
I think you also speak "ice treats" :)

Jeanette said...

I love this post because I love little boys and am very fascinated by their language. Great pictures!

Stacey said...

Yes, I speak boy too. I honestly believe that there is a reason we don't have girls. :)

Isn't it funny how you sometimes have to stop and realize that they are thinking like boys and you are thinking like a girl?

Are they all your sons?

Michelle said...

LOL...I don't speak boy either.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

I don't speak boy well either, specifically teenage boy. Why didn't they come with handbooks? lol Great post!
Come on over to my place and see who's in time out for my Writer's Workshop piece. See you soon!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
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Cheryl said...

I figure once I finally figure out child, they will move on to teenager when they will only communicate in grunts and slammed doors!

Thanks for stopping by!

mamamia said...

I speak midwestern, woman, and mommy. All great languages!

TechnoBabe said...

I for one have learned to speak bipolar since my hubby has bipolar disorder. It has helped me communicate with him so much. Love the photos of the boys. Amazing, all the different languages spoken and they can hang out together no problem.

Jennifer said...

"They speak boy." I love that. Awesome.

Casey said...

LOL...I think girls have their own language too

Amy said...

great photos as always.

i luckily don't have to learn "boy" because i'm certain i would be a mess.

i speak russian or rather i used to :)

Maggie May said...

*My* girls speak English and Japanese. :-)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mighty M said...

I know a very minute amount of Spanish and I think I am going to have to try to become VERY fluent in boy talk.

jackie said...

Cute post!!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I thought for sure you were going to say that the easiest way to communicate with boys is to feed them lol

Gerri said...

Boys are the best! What an awesome post..."The language of boys." LOVE it!
I speak English and a small bit of French...

Fresh Mommy said...

Hahaha, this is awesome!! I LOVE it. Right now, my boy is three months, so I definitely can't understand him... but from the looks of things, that might not change too much! :)

~Tabitha

mrs mediocrity said...

The universal language of boy, yikes...
I was just talking with someone else today about how I only speak English, and how I feel like perhaps I should change that.
You pictures are wonderful, such sweet faces!

Erin said...

Ohhhh I speak boy....at least that is what everyone tells me. When I first found out I was having my oldest boy everyone and their mother said "It's a good thing you are having a boy, because you will make a far better mom to a boy than a girl" Now what do you suppose that means? I can be girly, I love the color pink!

Dan said...

Unfair. As a boy I think it is girls that have their own language!

Boys are pretty straight forward. If it moves or explodes it is neat. Girls, not so simple.

4 Lettre Words said...

What a handsome brood you have around you!

(LOVE Dan's response, above.)

paige said...

I love this post! Love it.

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful bunch of boys!

Mental P Mama said...

They are all so adorable. I rarely speak to my kids any more...they respond better to texts. Good grief.

jane said...

Beautiful post. And my boy spreaks boys too and it is sooo hard to understand :).
I speak Dutch.

Los said...

I can speak German ... My parents are from Germany, and they brought me up speaking both German and English ... I used to speak it much better than I do now, because I don't have the opportunity to speak it much anymore.

Patti H said...

I agree with boy language. The only language I speak and understand is english. Now I understand a little sign language. Our dil is a sign language intreputer and she has taught the boys sign language so I needed to understand lots till they started talking. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi. I miss your awesome photos. I have to stop by more often

angie said...

I love this. They speak boy. What fantastic photos of them too.

Mama Kat said...

Apparently they all speak Otter Pop as well...or Mr. Freeze. Popsicles are universal.

photowannabe said...

Ah yes, they do speak boy. I don't think I ever mastered it completely with my own 2. they are men now and I think the language has gotten more discernable.
Love these pictures Becky. You really capture their essence.

Kelly said...

So true! Kaishon has an amazing little set of friends, doesn't he?

Run DMT said...

Oh Lawdy! I'm in for it then, aren't I? I sure don't speak boy and I'll be in so much trouble when this little man comes along. LOL

Great pictures! Such handsome boys!

Unknown Mami said...

They seem to speak frozen treat language too.

Katie said...

Pictures are great. you have some really nice lighting on some of these. That is my problem. I am not big on flashes but need some extra lighting in faces. I think I need to buy some reflectors to help in this. Any tips? I think we are seeing Shrek 3 this week (: