It's summer and the kiddies are out of school.
While my kiddies will be spending most of their time playing outside, someone is bound to get hurt, fall off their bike, scrape something or get hit with a flying soccer ball. As a mom, I do my best to soothe my babies and nurse them back to health. Be it with band-aids, ice packs and kisses. But most times that's not enough.
"You forgot the magic words!"
Ah, yes! The magic words that have been spoken by every Mexican mother and grandmother throughout the ages.
I remember my grandmother nursing my cuts and bruises when I was kid. But it wasn't until after she would recite the magic words that I would begin to feel better.
"Sana, sana, colita de rana. Si no sanas ahora, sanas mañana."
(Heal, heal, frog tail. If you don't heal now, you'll heal tomorrow.)
Okay. So it loses something in the translation. But believe me, in Spanish, there is nothing these magic words won't cure!