(kudos if you get the reference, if you don't feel free to ask)
One of my little ones today woke up from nap wet. Turned out her diaper had reached maximum capacity and leaked some. So I clean her up, change her, and put a fresh outfit on her, and she's good to go. I then tie the soiled clothes in a plastic bag and write her name on the bag before hanging it in her cubby.
I get a call around 4:30 from her mom saying Grampa is picking up. I know Grampa, the man speaks very little English, and most times that English is horribly broken. But he speaks Spanish, as do I (although not as well as I'd like, despite majoring in it in college), so we are able to understand one another. He actually comes looking for me if we're outside because he knows I can understand him.
He picks the child up and asks about the bag. I tell him she's had an accident, those clothes are dirty. His face falls and he starts checking her for bumps, cuts, bruises, when I wave my hands saying "No, no." I try to tell him what I mean, when it hits me:
I have no idea how to say "She peed herself".
So I do what I know best: I say "Esto (this)" and wave my hand in front of my crotch. I can hear my co-teacher J choke a laugh and put her head down on the play table. Grampa starts laughing, goes "Oh" and playfully shakes his finger at his granddaughter, teasing her.
I asked my co-worker (who is a native Spanish speaker) how to say it, and...I've already forgotten.
J isn't going to let me live this one down...