Just sayin’, it’s a good day when you can surprise your teen.
Earlier today, calling down the stairs to my girls…
Ellen: Do y’all want to go to the mall?
Coco comes bounding up the stairs. Instantaneously.
Coco: I would LERVE to go to the mall.
Ellen: Did you just “Ermahgerd” me?
Coco: You know that meme? Are you kidding me? Moms don’t know this stuff!
Ellen: Ermahgerd, der! Ah ern der ernernert.
(For those of you even further behind than me, here’s the translation – “Oh my gawd, der! I own the internet.” Apparently “der” transcends all language barriers, although in Ermahgerd it can be confused with “the.” And they say English is hard to learn. Sheesh.)
Coco: You should really spend less time on Facebook and Twitter.
Score one cool point for blogging moms everywhere.
Credit for this moment of cool must be given to Leslie at The Bearded Iris and Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures. Not only did their respective hilarious posts, ERMAHGERD: The Preparing for BlogHer’12 Edition and Ermahgerd, It’s a Meme introduce me to the above facially challenged friend, they also gave me translation help.
ERMAHGERD, blerghers er herpferl!
By Ellen Williams Erin Dymowski