Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I woke up this morning with babygirl by my side as usual. And as usual, we went through our regular morning snuggle routine which includes me asking babygirl to point to her nose, eyes, mouth and ears. Usually this game means I take babygirl’s hand and guide her to the different parts of her face. Then she responds by grabbing a handful of my face, usually my lips, and tries like the devil to pull them off. This is followed by uproarious laughter. Hers, not mine. I know, sounds delightful, but I just assume one day babygirl will reward me by actually pointing to her nose herself.
Well, Meltingpot readers, today was that day!
Preparing for my usual lip twist, babygirl shocked the sugar out of me when she very deliberately pointed to her nose when I asked, “Where’s your nose?” I then scared the sugar out of her when I screamed squealed in delight. Now, el esposo was close by. And since he believes I carried babygirl for nine months and birthed her without the use of pain reducing drugs for his sole pleasure, he had to show me that babygirl could do the same in Spanish. “Donde esta la narîz? he asked sweetly. And wouldn’t you know it, babygirl pointed right to her nose.
And there you have it. At exactly one year, babygirl has proven to us that she is bilingual. El esposo and I are so proud 🙂