When Oopsies Are Cute

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As grown-ups, we tend to get flustered when we suddenly get tongue-tied, forget a word, or speak incorrectly.

Hell, even after speaking English for all of my 33 years, just today I was on a work call and I couldn’t get my words straight. I sounded like a blithering idiot trying to summarize some action items from a project I know like the back of my hand. Let’s just say it wasn’t my finest moment!

But when children are learning to speak, everything they say seems to be adorable. Knowing this — and being a mom herself — my best friend got me this amazing little book called My Quotable Kid, which gives parents a place to jot down all those adorable things their kids say. Continue reading “When Oopsies Are Cute”

Vamanos!

Please note: this is a Guest Post I wrote.

So as I’ve mentioned here a few times, we are raising a bilingual baby. Right now, there are a couple words Maya is preferring to say in Spanish — her new favorites being “pan” (for “bread” and “pollo” (“for chicken”). We’re working on “vamanos!” for let’s go (she is like Dora, except blond and blue-eyed).

Thanksgiving week (11/19) we leave for a week-long trip to El Salvador to visit Luis’s family and to celebrate his mom’s 75th birthday. I’m mostly geeked to see family and friends and hit the beach, but I’m also looking forward to my Spanish coming back.

Continue reading “Vamanos!”