Sounds fine right? But I never got past the translating-the-question part.
As soon as the question left my mouth his eyes got round and his jaw dropped an inch. "You speak Spanish....???" Umm...guilty! He couldn't wrap his head around that. Then he asked, "but you can't write Spanish right? And you can't read it?" No and no, I can do both. His jaw dropped farther. I was totally enjoying this moment, btw.
And then, as he dropped my favorite line of the
Then he excitedly asked me if I could ask Carmen if it was okay for me to speak Spanish all the time instead of English. I tried explaining to him that I was hired as an English assistant, not a Spanish assistant. He didn't like that. But he did make the effort to ask me all these questions in English. Bless his heart. And then as soon as the bell rang I let him switch back into Spanish.