Today I was over at La Casa hanging out with the girls for a little bit. I have to admit, it’s pretty frustrating not being able to really communicate properly. I want so much to be able to jump in and start building trust with them, but when you can’t understand their 1000 mile/hour Spanish, it can be a little tough.
So today I was “talking” with one of the teens who speaks absolutely no English. I mean none, and we decided that we are going to help each other out with our languages. She is fourteen and pretty new to La Casa, so I am excited about getting to know her better. So I taught her how to say “cool” because it’s pretty useful. And then she said asked me what the word “cake” meant (she said “cake” in English), so I told her, and then she said “cool.” I said (in Spanish) “two words in English!” and we high fived.
Let the connection begin.