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 popular book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide. Please support The Bilingual Zoo through Adam's Patreon page www.patreon.com/bilingualmonkeys.
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:08:00 GMT 9
Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
Feb 10, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
Feb 11, 2019 11:57:53 GMT 9
Alba: Streaming problems: I decided to play some cartoons in ml2 (Hindi) which I knew had been playing in ml2 the day before with his dad. I was studying my son's face to see if he understood, turns out the cartoon was in Polish, not sure why!
Apr 4, 2019 0:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Cute code switching this morning when my 3 year old told me "I get my pótamo" (she meant her hippo soft toy). This mixing was music to my ears... It means she is truly growing trilingual.
Apr 6, 2019 2:51:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Lovely, Amy! Good for you, and good for her! P.S. I like hippos.
Apr 7, 2019 10:32:37 GMT 9
Alba: So funny, Amy! Great to hear I love the word Hypo, every child says it different! My son did something similar when he say "This tocotó", he calls horses "tocotó" based on the noise they made when trotting (tocotó, iiii (neigh)-ok, for a Spanish ear)
Apr 8, 2019 6:52:09 GMT 9
Amy: Cheer Alba and Adam Beck! . I love these "baby" words. They are so cute. I like the "This tocotó" another example of state of the art Spanglish <3
Apr 9, 2019 4:54:05 GMT 9