Dos Borreguitas Blog

When Primas Just Don't Get Along September 29 2011

For weeks we had been looking forward to my brother and his family visiting from San Jose, California. He has a 2-year-old that's four months older (and four inches taller) than K, and a first-grader. So we were certain that the two girls would get along just famously, besos y abrazos all over the place. Wrong. I have no idea why we thought that. No idea. It wasn't fighting, per...

Completely Smitten by Juanes September 17 2011

So I'm kind of going to back into this story by starting with this picture my husband took of me and my new BF Juanes earlier this week. It was after a performance, and when I went up to him I said something like that it was such a pleasure to hear him or something very I-carried-a-watermelon-ish. As I'm saying it he's giving me this look. Juanes, Colombian roquero superstar,...

She's Discovered Make-up August 18 2011

And she loves it. And she can reach into my make-up box and know which cosmetic is for what. It's insane how much they pay attention even when we're doing the mundane things. Note to myself, once again, to watch my mouth!

Please Don't Offer Me Your Seat on the Metro February 11 2011

Something I never thought much about until I got pregnant was how people would offer to give up their seat for you. After I got to about six months this would happen almost every day on the Metro and bus ride to and from work. Maybe I looked tired. Or just grandulona. I had a high and very pronounced round belly that once prompted teenagers to point out to each...

Uvas Para la Medianoche and Black-eyed Peas for New Year's Day December 31 2010

It's becoming a New Year's Eve tradition in my house that my husband and I stay home, make a nice dinner, have some wine and decadent dessert -- then champagne and a dozen grapes at midnight -- then peace, lights out! We do the uvas thing -- or my husband does and I've adopted it now, too -- but I'm not wearing yellow underwear and I don't have new clothes...

At Home Remembering What I Had Forgotten December 22 2010

Spending Christmas at home, or my "home" in South Texas reminds me of the details that I love and loathe about this place. *** Stickers -- cadillos -- are everywhere. Como una vieja chismosa metido en todo. Get on your shoelaces. In the carpet. In the car. In the towel I am drying myself off with. In the toddler's pamper, what the? I thought cadillos were a fact of life...

The Year the Grinch Stole Our Christmas. And the Day the Kid Stole My Purse. November 29 2010

I was sitting at the bus stop outside the Metro tonight, the last leg on my daily commute home from work, when I started with the flashbacks. The first was of something that happened two years ago. I was six months pregnant at the time, and it was dark and cold outside as I waited for my husband to pick me up from this same spot. I was tired, so...

Latinas Kicking Asphault! November 21 2010

I have to give props to my fellow Latinas -- some who are also mamas -- who have done the full and half-marathons in the past few months. I've seen quite a few friends and acquaintances tell of their successes kicking asphault via Facebook, and it makes me totally happy to see it. I really didn't have high expectations for running the Philadelphia half-marathon this Sunday other than to finish...

Running in Philly: I See Slow People (Me!) November 20 2010

I remember seeing "I See Slow People" on the back of an older man's shirt while running a ten mile race last spring, and it made me chuckle. It was my first real race, and at that point, I looked around and realized that I was definitely a back-of-the-packer. And it was okay, because as far as I was concerned it's this group that wears the shirts with the most...
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