This was an actual conversation between Edgar and I. We had just finished raiding all of the clearance racks at Target – we always do; we can’t leave the store without doing so – when a kid about his age walked by us talking in perfect Spanish to another child.
Me: Edgar, did you hear that kid?
Edgar: Which one? The one that just passed by?
Me: Yeah… you hear how he was talking in Spanish? That’s how I want you to talk Spanish… that fluent. *chuckling a little now*
Edgar: I can’t talk that much Spanish! Then I’ll forget how to talk English. I’ll be like “no puedo hablar, no puedo hablar… se me olvido… Spanish! Oh look I did remember!” *laughing now*
I looked at Anjelica and shook my head: ¡inche huerco! He’s too dang smart for his own good! Oh well, por lo menos he’s getting used to the idea of being bilingual.