Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Keepin' it fresh

Hi everybody!
Just wanted to talk about how cool it is to have a bilingual child. During my first marriage, I raised 3 beautiful daughters. Unfortunately, I didn't speak Spanish at that time; hence, they are not bilingual. This time around I am basically a fluent Spanish speaker....hope for all you over 30 who want to learn a second language... I wanted to share a cool thing that is happening with my 2 1/2 yr old.

My daughter goes to a monolingual babysitter. She speaks English. All day long my daughter doesn't speak a lick of Spanish. The minute I walk in the door she lights up and starts rattling stuff off in Spanish. It is sooo wonderful. I just hope we can maintain that.

If anyone else has a cool experience with their BC (Bilingual Child), PLEASE feel free to share. It will be an encouragement to others. Until the next time ~Dorinda~

3 comments:

Mary said...

Dorinda, It is wonderful that your daughter is so excited to talk with you after a day at the baby sitter's! Do the two of you mainly communicate in Spanish, English, or a mixture of the two? I'm curious to know more about your approach to raising a bilingual child.

Dorinda said...

Mary! She and I speak mainly in Spanish. I must admit that it can be difficult sometimes because I'm not a native speaker. Although it can be difficult, I'm thinking og trying to maintain it as she gets older, kinda as our secret code :) I hope it works...

Dorinda said...

Hey Mary, Cool news. Nicole has gone back to speaking mostly Spanish with me and this is after a week of being at the babysitter's everyday. I was so relieved...

Have you found a babysitter yet? Hugs
Dorinda