American in Spain

Good Night! Good Morning!

February 11, 2011
Good Night, Good Morning (screencap)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")At the moment I am at that fascinating stage of parenting where my child is just starting to use her imagination to act out parts of her daily life as play. One of her favorite acting games of late is to pretend that she's going to bed in her playhouse, where she lies down and then gets up like it's morning and time to get up. It has also been a good time to practice her bedtime vocabulary.

Whether from tradition or superstition, Nora's Spanish family tends to append a "si dios quiere" onto the end of their "see you tomorrow" sentiments, and Nora has picked up on that, although she says it more like "do quiere". And she pronounces "See you tomorrow" as "See you mononorrow". Here she is playing this game in her fabulous pigtails this morning.