Random post alert.
I know that Google Translate is a useful tool, but we've discovered it's great fun too! Miss Ony recently started using it to throw funny insults at her sister, and now we're all doing it. I don't know why, but we all find it highly amusing (in a childish way) to hear a computerised voice talking to us.
Just select the English to English option, type in your message and then click on listen. It's great for telling the kids to do their chores and reminding them when to go to bed too!
It's also pretty useful for helping the kids with their French homework, but not quite so fun.