Me: Today is a general strike. Uma greve geral. Do you know that a strike is?
Me: A strike is when a group of people take a day or a period of time from working to gather to say what they need, what they want and what it will take to make these things happen. It is a time when people speak to politicians and to each other, sing important songs and come together as a community and as a country. It is our right.
Hank: Oh so people say (singing): OH Portugal! Here are the things I need.
Hank: Mama! Today at school we watched the best cartoon. It was called Doctor Gadjet and it was about a man who was also um robô (a robot) and his neck would stretch and his fingers turned into a phone and he a Gadjet Car.
Me: And a sobrinha (neice) named Penny and a dog named Brain and a Chief who was always getting blown up by messages and assignments.
Hank: (impressed) Yes! Have you seen this?
Me: Seen it? HA! Inspector Gadget was my favorite cartoon growing up. It was on Saturday mornings and I use to get all the neighborhood kids together to play pretend Inspector Gadget.
Pai: And who were you in the game?
Me: Penny, of course.
Hank: Can we check Youtube to see if they have Indspecter Gadjet?
Me: Yes! But first we need popcorn! MAN, I cannot wait!
Hank: And then can we play Indspecter Gadjet?
Pai: I want to be Brain.
Hank: Perfect and I will be Indspecter Gadjet and Mama…
Me: (from the kitchen, pouring popcorn into a pan) Penny! I am always Penny!