Dani and Connor, hello! We think it's cool that you live near the Grand Canyon! Lulu and Roy haven't been there yet, but I have!
Do you like sushi?
Roy: My favorite one is maguro (slices of tuna). I like to go to the sushi shop!
Lulu: My favorite sushi is ikura (salmon eggs) and ika (squid) and natto (fermented soybeans) and egg...but mostly ikura! I love when the eggs go squish! I could eat it every breakfast and lunch and dinner for the rest of my life!
[Adam's note: We all love sushi, though I must admit I'm not as adventurous as the rest of my family. But I didn't start eating sushi at all until I was in college! As a child in a small town in the American Midwest, I just never had the chance!]
I am also curious to know if your dad cooks American dishes for you guys.
Lulu: Daddy can only make one thing: sandwiches.
Roy: But before when I was getting ready for soccer, he made me a little pizza, but with normal bread.
[Adam's note: It's true, I don't cook at all. When I was in my teens and 20s, I worked in several restaurants, including as a cook, and enjoyed it at the time...but I completely lost interest over the years. Before I got married, I could barely feed myself. ]
Thank you for your questions, and for your birthday wishes for Roy! He got a new soccer ball and we were kicking it around this afternoon! (Now I'm exhausted...)
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the book "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability", praised worldwide by parents and experts in the field. Available at Amazon amzn.to/22XKuCt, the global Amazon sites, and other booksellers.
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.)
Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. Don't you worry Mayken. And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere.
Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml!
Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken
Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them.
Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!"
Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books."
Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good!
Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
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Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9