Spanish Summer: Conejito Azul

My youngest niño just asked me for a popsicle. It’s before noon, but it’s summer time and it’s hot already, so I figured, ¿porqué no?

“¿Cuál quieres?” I asked, opening the freezer.
“Hmmm,” he said, “Quiero, el conejito azul.”

First, I was surprised that he answered me in Spanish. He’s doing this more and more without prompting the past couple days, which is very exciting – but, what in the world was he talking about? I asked him which kind of ice cream he wants and he responds with “the little blue rabbit”. I thought something got seriously lost in translation until I looked into my freezer.

Posted on July 15, 2010, in food/drink, humor, Language, niños and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Yay!! It’s working :)

  2. Awesome! this is very exciting.

    I love how resourceful they are when they are willing to use the language to it full extent.

    Hopefully he won’t ask you for a “Limpiex” when he means a Kleenex.


    • We call them creamsicles here! And, we can get them in other flavours besides orange…

      and… I was thinking about this for a while… flavour in French is Savour… French and Spanish are really related. I find myself picking out words by their common roots lol!

      • Señora López

        @ Mandy – I call them “creamsicles” too – not sure why the box doesn’t call them that. (Maybe the name is trade marked by another brand?)

        Very cool that you’re seeing similarities in French!

  3. Ese niño es una joya, nena.

    Océanos de amor.

  4. Ola Senora Lopez! I just found the message you sent me on Twitter a bit ago and just had to check you out. You had mentioned that ModernMami told you about me, that I am white but my husband is Latino. I am Senora Ortiz, lol! Or so I am called by telemarketers sometimes – ha! They usually hang up when I reply with No Se, No hablo espanol, lol. My esposo and I have been together for eleven years and we have three ninos. Like you, I am great friends with my suegra, thankfully she doesn’t live with us or that might drive me loco! Thanks for reaching out to say to me, I look forward to getting to know you better :D

    • Señora López

      Hola Señora Ortiz! :) Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know a fellow Latina-ish :)

  5. Awww! That’s so cute!

  6. I don’t think we have that brand on the west coast…we do have creamsicles though!!!

  7. WOW! Way to go amiga!! (:

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