Saturday, November 12, 2005
Ricardo is just learning English and also learning lots of new things having only been in our country for 16 months. He is just starting to verbalize all the questions and thoughts he’s had. Of course, he could have asked me in Spanish, but he swore off speaking Spanish a few weeks after he got here. I still speak to him only in Spanish so he won’t lose it, but right now he’s not speaking a word of it.
This week Bart took Jimmy and Ricardo on a walk through the Blue Mound State Park a place he frequents often with Gizmo. They saw some deer mating, Jimmy, who is fourteen and fascinated with sex (how redundant is that!) asked if the deer were having sex. They were amazed at how the deer managed the feat, so Bart was trying to explain how the mail deer probably had to jump.
Ricardo, in his limited English, asked increduously, You . .. Mom . . . . JUMP????
Bart assured him that no, Mom and he definitely do not jump.