I have a really bad habit.
I don't even mean to do it.
If I am having a conversation with someone who has an accent.
I start talking like them.
It doesn't matter how hard I try not to, sometimes trying hard makes it worse.
Like when I use to get my nails done.
And the girls would try and chat with me.
I would totally speak in broken English with a Vietnamese accent.
And, because I am stoooopid and love making a fool out of myself
I would speak loudly
You know, so they could understand me better.
I wanted to shed my skin and slither out of there,
I 100% blame my Dad for this.
You should hear the man's Spanglish.
Even funnier is watching my mom DIE of embarrassment.
When he is standing there rolling his R's
(again, so they can understand him better)
And of course using body language to get his Mexican point across.
Yep, my family is super special.
Sometimes I think I can speak Spanish.
I mean I DO know a few words
(mostly very unladylike naughty ones)
And I also know how to form a few sentences.
AND I swear if someone says something to me in Spanish
I TOTALLY understand what they are saying.
I think it is because my last name is Mexican.
It's like a superpower that I acquired when I married Big Daddy.
Cuz HIS dad is Mexican.
I still tear up laughing about the day Jordan realized she was 1/4 Mexican.
We were on our way home from Disneyland.
She was around 10 yrs old.
My mother in law was talking about her Grandpa Sam
(Big Daddy's dad who passed before J was born)
And how he taught Big Daddy some Spanish.
J could count to 10 in Spanish and could repeat any word in Spanish with excellent dialect.
My mother in law pointed out it was because her Grandpa Sam was Mexican.
So her dad must have learned it from his dad and passed it on to her.
She looked at Big Daddy and said, "Your dad was Mexican?"
He said, "Yes, I am half Mexican, so that makes you a quarter Mexican"
Her Eyes got BIG and she said, "How come no one ever told me?"
I miss that kid.
The teenager that replaced her is not nearly as fun.
I hope "she" comes home someday.
That. Would. Be. Awesome.
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