estoy pariendo chayotes!

Hello Everyone.! Still moving, still cleaning….It seems endless, but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel 🙂 I promise next week, I will come back fresh with new exciting posts. Until then, let’s revisit one of my favorite sayings in Mexico.! See you for Tecate this weekend.!


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I have to admit I am not in a good mood today. Since my return from Mexico, I have had to deal with several pressing issues with no clear direction, answers or outcome. I feel like I am behind the eight ball to use a lovely cliché. Or to use a wonderful Mexican saying estoy pariendo chayotes!

Chayotes are a light green, pear shaped fruit with a single, large pit and edible flesh and skin (see picture above). They are similar to summer squash. Chayotes are native to Mexico and used in many types of salads and salsas. They have prickly skin similar to small thorns.

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The verb a parir means to calve. So pariendo translates into calving. Therefore, literally, estoy pariendo chayotes translates as I am calving a prickly squash! The term con espinas, or with thorns, is implied. The non-literal translation…

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2 thoughts on “estoy pariendo chayotes!

  1. Thanks Bex.! I am finally done moving so I think everything should be calmer now 🙂 It’s amazing how that much change can affect so many variables in your life. But I finally have a place to call home 🙂 All the best to you.!!

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