To celebrate mother’s day week and my own debut as a mother I interviewed my soon to become 9 year old and 5 year old children.
I did not do it at the same time and both did not know what was all about. My questions were in Spanish and their answers in English. I have to remember that it is OK, I know that their brains are bilingual, a few months in Bolivia and they will be speaking Spanish.
It was fun to listen to their answers, they made me think, laugh and reflect as a mother.
I could not help it but to think in what my mom used to tell me, “One day you will become a mother and you will understand”. For now, I am content, that they know that Mommy loves them.
Answer from a 5 year Old
Answer from a 8 year Old
|¿Cómo se llama tu mamá? (What is your mommy’s name?)||Mommy (and she hugs me)||Mamá, just kidding Cecy Fencer|
|¿Cuántos años tiene tu mamá? (How old is she?)||A lot (she shows me her 10 fingers)||A million, just kidding 37|
|¿Qué hace tu mamá todo el día? (Do you know what your mom does all day?)||Swims in the tub, counts, studies school, she goes to the attic. (Did she mean I take baths, homeschool my children and work in the office?)||Juega (plays), canta(sings), works, gives me hugs, kisses, tucks me in bed, have to deal with everybody, takes pictures, she plays Bolivian games.|
|¿Tu mami trabaja? (Does your mami work?)||No, she plays||Yes, she teaches me and works in the attic.|
|¿Qué cosa juega? (What does she play?)||Ring around the roses, Lobo Lobito.||Bolivian games and gymnastics. (I do not do gymnastics, I think he wants me to do it though).|
|¿Es tu mami buena cocinera? (Is your mom a good cook?)||No, she cooks too much oatmeal. (She does not like oatmeal)||Yes|
|¿Cómo puedes hacerle feliz a tu mama? (How can you make mami happy?)||Giving her a hug and a kiss.||Giving her gifts and sorpresas.|
|¿Cómo puedes hacerle infeliz?||By doing wrong, picking on sister.||Being disobedient, scaring her, making big messes.|
|Tu mami te ama? (Does your mama love you?)||Yes!||Si!|
|¿Cómo sabes que te ama? (How do you know it?)||Because I have seen her loving me.||Because I know it!|