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Abuela Speaks English

Submitted by on August 15, 2010 – 7:16 pm23 Comments

Click the headline link to see the hilarious video.

So, I arrived in Miami two weeks and 27 pastelitos ago, and from nearly the moment I landed in the Homeland, I have been on my mother for speaking English to Maria.

This, from a women with perfect Spanish and who was on me even before my child was conceived about teaching future-nieta to speak Spanish.

I asked her el por que and her answer: “She looks at me like she doesn’t understand me.”

I need my parents to help me with Maria’s bilingualism, so I complained to my mom’s friend, Diana, about this and, well, spank me, Diana said she speaks to her grandkids in English too.

And, she gave me a good and uproarious reason.

You’ll have to watch the video I took on Miami Beach, and pay attention to how quickly I lost control of the interview. Diana answered one question and then offered up her own message to “you young mothers.”

Ah, it is going to feel very, very quiet when I return to Tennessee this week.

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