I love sharing my culture with my daughter. I love that she’s interested in listening to Spanish. When I was a kid, growing up in Laredo, hearing Spanish, English and sometimes Spanish and English all at the same times was common place. Moving to Michigan, and not being able to hear the same cultural comforts that I grew up with as a child has been difficult. Moving to the Midwest has been an eye opener and an experience of self growth. But, one thing that is lacking, not only with myself, but with my family, is keeping the same traditions and language alive.
In this podcast, I share some of my thoughts on sharing my heritage and language with her and how hard that can be while living in the Midwest.[audio:https://www.biculturalfamilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BICULTURAL-PAPI-LIFE-IN-THE-MIDWEST-EPISODE-0009.mp3|titles=BICULTURAL PAPI LIFE IN THE MIDWEST EPISODE 0009]
Ricardo Patiño is a proud Tejano, writer and podcaster, who shares stories about his childhood in Laredo, and life in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.