We are the Marincas-Bucy Family, Gregg (Daddy), Marlyn (Mama), Alex John (4.5 years old), and Gregorie Ann (3 years old). This blog will be the story of our 6 months spent traveling through Mexico and Central America. Please read along to follow us on our adventures, to find information about planning your own adventure, to get hints and ideas on traveling with small children, or to just daydream.
[Alex is now 7 and Gregorie is 5.5 , and our six months were spent. We are still reliving our adventures every day. And sharing them here. And dreaming of more... always dreaming...]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

No gracias

For months I have been trying to get the girls to learn a little Spanish.  Alex has been especially resistant -- "I don't speak Spanish.  I don't want to speak Spanish!"  Over the last couple weeks, I have watched her "resolve" soften.  Today we walked and walked around San Cristobal.  After lunch we started to climb to a church perched above the edge of the city.  We stopped to rest and check the map, sitting on a low wall.  A young Mayan girl, one of the omni-present street vendors, approached us with beaded necklaces and other handicrafts.  Before I could say anything, I saw/heard Alex wave her hand and say, "No, gracias!"  

Later today she asked the waiter for "la cuenta" and told him she needed "cambio". 

She is learning.  

1 comment:

  1. Yay for her! Isn't it amazing when you realize they ARE listening to you... and not just when you say things you shouldn't?! :) enjoy!