Year of the Poodle: Speaking Spanish
Do you have trouble with languages?
Yes, it can be difficult in the beginning but so worth it. To share a joke, to listen to a song, to hear what your thoughts sound like in a different culture.
Sometimes all you need is someone to practice with. Like Mildred, my Jewish mother in law.
Sky: Did you know that albondigas means meatballs in Spanish?
Mildred: Bubbeleh, it is such a good thing you’re learning a foreign language in school! The world is such a complex place with all kinds of people. I feel the same way about cough syrup. You need to be medically diverse or you’ll end up choking to death.
But don’t you worry dear. You tell your nice teacher there’s always plenty of chicken soup in my kitchen. Oh, and could you ask her how to say leftovers in Spanish.
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