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Growing Up Spanglish: And to think that I saw it ‘allá en el arroyo seco’

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LARRY TORRES

Growing Up Spanglish

Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:55 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Sun Apr 27, 2014.

Canutito estaba walking home un día right after la escuela. He kept pensando to himself, “Cuando I get home, Grama Cuca va a ask me the same question que she always me pregunta: ‘What did you see hoy en el way back de la school?’ And I won’t know qué hacer answer porque todo está the same; nada ever changes. Todo está boring. What I need to do es hacer invent cosas muy interesantes to make her think que I have a vida fantástica.”

Just then, Canutito saw un burro grazing alone in the fields. “I know,” he said un poco under his breath, “I will tell a mi grama que yo vi un purple donkey eating maíz en el campo. Entonces she will be toda impressed.” He walked a little más allá and then Canutito comenzó a hacer think again.

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