Sunday Interlude: A Conversation with Mama de la Paz
MOM: How's Lucas?
ME: Um, hi mom.
MOM: How's Lucas? What's he doing? Can you put him on the phone?
ME: Sure. (putting the phone next to Lucas)
LUCAS: (breathing heavily and reaching for the receiver)
ME: How's that? He's playing with something right now so he's a little distracted.
MOM: Oh. Your Tita bought him some clothes.
ME: Great! (hears a slot machine sound in the background) Um, is that a slot machine?
MOM: We're at the airport.
ME: What? Why are you at the airport?
MOM: We went to Las Vegas. I told you that. Didn't I?
MOM: I don't like Las Vegas anymore. The Mirage is changed. I couldn't find the buffet, and when I did, it was $27. They had a Japanese food section, a Chinese section, a Thai section. (slot machine sound in the background)
ME: Um, are you playing a slot machine now?
MOM: Yes. I put five dollars in. I have to go. Bye. (hangs up phone)
ME: Mom? Bye.
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