priv·i·lege nouna special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group."education is a right, not a privilege" Before I get into the details of Fernando’s testing process, I want you all to know that it’s because we have privilege and that was why we were able to do this. Language … Continue reading Math
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default." - J.K. Rowling Raising Español is about our journey, our attempt, in raising Fernandito in a Spanish speaking home in the hopes that he'll grow up bilingual. He … Continue reading Enjoying the Now.
"Estamos bien, Sobran los billetes de cien, No hay nada mal estamos bien, Esta todo bien, hey To' los míos están bien, estamos bien, hey No te preocupes estamos bien." - Bad Bunny I have no problem talking to anyone about the anxiety I feel towards Fernandito and school. I was at a Reading/Language … Continue reading School Skills aka English Skills
"Que esta diciendo, Mami??" -Fernando Morales I have mentioned this numerous times before, but I am way more comfortable speaking in English than in Spanish. At home and with my mom though, I am really comfortable speaking Spanish, flaws and all. However, when my mom and I are having a heated discussion regarding my parenting … Continue reading Code-Switching
"I like the donut yellow!" - Fernando Morales English has infiltrated our home. I was recently messaging with an IG friend and I was telling her how I haven't been able to post our recommendation of the week because English has completely infiltrated our home. So let me break down how Fernandito has picked … Continue reading Ingles…con Barreras
Who you trying to get crazy with, ése? Don't you know I'm loco? - Cypress Hill Fernandito does not attend any type of schooling. He plays soccer with about 5-6 teammates. He watches YouTube Kids on occasion. And somehow he is speaking English. Sentences. With the most beautiful accent that tells the world, "I speak … Continue reading No Se Habla Ingles. Right?
This will not be a meaningful post. This is more of a closure post. Fernandito did not return to Tiny Tots. I un-enrolled him. We came to this decision as a family. My husband, Fernandito, and I talked about returning to school. And while Fernandito wanted to return to continue to get his Shopkins Fruit … Continue reading Not Yet Pt. 2
Tu eres para mi, yo soy para ti - Julieta Venegas I don't suffer from anxiety. At least I don't think I do. But the type of anxiety I have been feeling these past couple of weeks has been pretty consuming. Fernandito beginning Tiny Tots has been hard, but nothing like what happened yesterday. He … Continue reading Not Yet.
Luna, Llena mi alma de cumbia Saca de mi la locura Llévame a la luz y a la paz. I grew listening to Juan Gabriel and Michael Jackson. I danced to Stevie Wonder. And when it came to my wedding, I specifically asked the DJ to make sure absolutely no banda, no rancheras, norteñas, none … Continue reading Cultura
Mira ya viene el sol, Ya ya ya viene el sol, Florece, Se abre, Como una bella flor - Ozomatli It has been awhile since I've updated. To be honest, I haven't felt inspired. I usually write passionately. However, I do want to document this summer and what better way to do it than with a … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun