Ah, the fun of mis-communicating– it adds a special zing to the parent-au pair-child relationship, no?
Whether or not it’s due to a language barrier, there are some times when you discover what you think your au pair thought you said isn’t actually anything near what you think you thought you said, or vice versa. At these times, you might ask yourself, “WTFH?”
Or, your au pair says something to you and you respond with a blank look, then blink, then blink again, for reasons neither of you can comprehend.
We had a Random, Crazy and True Story about an Au Pair accused of putting toothpaste in the dryer, when she actually had put it in the drawer.
Are there any times when weird mis-communication baffled, affronted or entertained you and/or your au pair? Do tell!