She is a very loving wife and mother. In the episode " Coal Digger ", Luke calls her a coal digger which is mocking when Claire called her a gold digger. The most frequent running gag involving the character is her mispronunciation of common English words and phrases, and Vergara confirmed that many of these mispronunciations are improvised. However, she does occasionally display some odd parenting techniques. For example, when Manny was first born, she had wanted a daughter, and therefore for the first year of his life dressed him like one and told all her friends he was a girl.