Post by Amy on Dec 29, 2017 0:56:52 GMT 9
Totally true, Marie! I used to get that as a bilingual kid and when I moved back to ML country as a young woman!!
Merry belated Christmas, Nellie!
So nice to read your update! (How did the long-haul flight go with 2 young kids?! You are a brave Mummy!!)
I feel the pain those comments on your bilingual mum's heart. If this can cheer you up, I used to get that from my mother-in-law. It will die out as people get to know and understand your daughter better, and obviously as your daughter builds up her ml.
People always think with a monolingual perspective.
You know, we currently are in ml1 country and I just got a question from a relative asking if that person could speak in ml1 to my 21-month-old and if she spoke it...
My own experience is that you will always get silly questions/comments until your child develops goods language skills AND people get to know her better. Brace yourself and be patient. The time will come when these comments die away.
Make the most of the blessed family times. Your daughter will benefit soooo much from it, especially playing with her ml cousins! Lucky her! Plus, in the long run you might be able to build on that relationship to organise Skypes, letters/e-mails, etc. between them.
Could these Australian holidays be the right time for you to "forget" your ML a little and ask your daughter to ask you in ml...?