Education, Kids

My First Teacher

September 17, 2012

My mom is here again! It’s been such a treat! She has been here three times since the birth of Jordi. We are very fortunate. You all know how much I love my mom and having her around to do things like this with my boys is a bonus!

I was finishing up tonight’s dinner and I peaked in the sunroom to see what Diego and Santi were doing. I found Diego next to my mom working on his Spanish reading. Santi was at their feet playing with cars but listening intently to Tita and Diego read from our Spanish books.

The scene brought be back to 24th and Drake in Chicago where my mom would sit with us in the kitchen to read. All my early memories of reading are set in that tiny kitchen! I remember her reading to us. I also remember the thick, red and white ESL textbooks she shared with my dad. I liked to flip through them and read the conversation bubbles on top of each cartoon. And later, I remember reading aloud from a children’s Bible in Spanish. I remember the images of all those books. And I’ll never forget these images of her helping me teach my children.

What are you feeling this Monday morning? I’m happy to be pampered yet another week! I have a haircut scheduled too! Ha! Can you tell I don’t get out much? Have a great week everyone!

Your friend,


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  • Reply Maritza September 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I love it!!! It is sooo true! Education starts and continues at home 🙂 Btw, I saw your sissy and daddy this weekend 🙂 xox Enjoy your mommy 🙂

  • Reply Heather September 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    What a special treat Betty! You deserve it. Enjoy the week!! XOXO

  • Reply Nancy September 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    What a lucky girl, enjoy your mommy, you are blessed to see her as much as you do and the boys too. God bless you and your family 🙂

  • Reply Caro September 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

    These moments are priceless. Brought me back to going into my moms bed when I was young and she would also read me bible stories. My favorite was Jonah and the whale.

  • Betty
    Reply Betty September 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you ladies! That is exactly how I felt Caro when I saw the two of them together…
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