Miss M and I were walking today, on our way to do an errand, and she was explaining her day at school.
"And then we xxxxzed," she said, but I couldn't understand her. She speaks clearly most of the time, but occasionally a word crops up that I can't make out. "You did what?"
"We xxxxzed," she said patiently.
"You walked?" I said hopefully, knowing that wasn't quite the word. I stopped and knelt down beside her so that I could listen more closely.
"NO. We xxxxed. We xxxxed. WE XXXXED." She said, speakly more loudly with each repetition, enunciating as clearly as she could.
In my Spanish lessons, when I don't understand a word, I have to ask for an explanation in other words, and the instructor responds in Spanish.
"Can you explain it to me?" I said.
"You know," she said. "You go 'one-two-three,' 'one-two-three.'"
"Oh, you WALTZED."
"Yes, mummy, we waltzed today."
Of course. How could I fail to understand that my preschooler was waltzing?