Thursday, August 20, 2009

English As a First Language, Funnier By the Second

I was on the phone to my mom telling her about Smartypants' new school, how the kids all appear well taken care of though the school's reported poverty level is about 70%.

We live in a rural-with-a-Target agricultural community with a large Hispanic migrant population. It had never occurred to me to ask until that moment:

"Smartypants, are there any kids in your class who speak Spanish instead of English?"

"Well, when Mrs. Roldan talks to Luis I don't know if she's speaking Spanish or Chinish."

Gotta love it. And with Grandma in the audience to boot.

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