Mom or Raquel and Dad or Alberto, are Mafalda's parents. Mafalda is very critical of her mom's housewife status; her dad often tries to avoid Mafalda's snarky remarks and questions, although he very much sympathizes with the kid's scary view of school life. He is an avid horticulturist. Raquel appears to have been a talented pianist with Mafalda's father having a job as an insurance agent who occasionally smokes. Their car is a Citroen 2 CV, popular for middle-class Argentines in the 60s.