|A Naked Snail Photo: Antonio Garcia|
"Ew. Wat is dat mama?" she asked, turning to her mother. She pointed at the ground to a slug.
"Dat is een naaktslak," said her mother laughing. The Dutch word for slug, naaktslak, litterally translates to naked snail. Both children were now laughing. The young boy said,
"Yes, he woke up this morning and forgot to put his clothes on." His little sister giggled. As did I. My four year old looked up at me,
"Nee, toch mama?" he asked, questioning the validity of the boy's statement. The mother continued,
"Yes, he must have been very confused when he woke this morning."
It reminded me just how fabulous the Dutch language can be!