That last comment had me laughing. I don't know how you do it! I don't think I would have been able to start speaking in the ml with my husband when either of my children were that little. I don't want this sounding the wrong way, but I need to say that it's okay to break the rules every now and then now that your son is little and he won't notice. I feel that we, parents, are sometimes -all the time, actually- too hard on ourselves.
I do break the rules quite a lot! Those extra few seconds of deciding which language to use are helpful though. I can have quite an impatient personality sometimes and, especially with my husband, I can say too much without thinking if I'm in a bad mood. The restraint is a good thing as it gives me time to decide if I should count to 10 before I blow!
Just wanted to remind you that you are amazing! Your husband and your son are so so lucky to have you, so driven and persistent.
My son has been sick the whole week last week, as well. Sleep deprivation and frustrations are here with me too and it is very hard when you don't have time for other things. I sometimes skype my mom to let off steam. It helps because then I speak my language with her and it's very different than doing it in a foreign language.
I noticed that your difficulties are getting much shorter than your positives, though. Congratulations on that! You're doing very well.
Thanks Undraa! You are an inspiration to me as you've done so well getting your children to use the ml under such difficult circumstances.
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