CESAR: There were cultural differences when we got married, for sure. For example, men don’t do housework in Colombia. I never even knew where the kitchen WAS in my house. When I first came here, I didn’t know how to do laundry, how to iron. I remember loading the dishwasher and putting Dawn soap in it. Then we left for a while, and when we got back, the whole floor was flooded with bubbles. And I would get tired of speaking English. When we disagreed, I would say, ‘I don’t want to argue with you because I don’t have the language to tell you you’re wrong! [*laughs*] But my English is good now, so I can win!”
THERESA: “Even today---and we’ve been married 11 years and have two daughters---he makes all of us sit down and have breakfast together. There’s no grabbing a granola bar and eating it in the car on the way to school or work."