Raising a bilingual child can undoubtedly be a lot of work, but it can also be extremely amusing.
Just check out the conversation I had with Vanessa yesterday:
— “Bueno conocerte,” she said as she shook my hand playfully.
— “¿Qué que?” I asked her as I shook her hand back.
— “Bueno conocerte,” she repeated emphatically.
— “¿Qué significa eso?” I quizzed her.
— “Nice to meet you,” she responded confidently, surprised that I would ask such a thing. I couldn’t help but laugh wholeheartedly.
— “Pero eso es en inglés, Vane,” I explained.
— “Entonces, ¿cómo se dice en español?” she asked genuinely curious.
— “Mucho gusto. O, encantada de conocerte. O, un placer conocerte, Vanessa,” I responded.
And then, she laughed wholeheartedly.
Now you. What amusing anecdotes do you have about raising bilingual children?