“I ove yu” when he is giving me baby love.
“Hi!” in greeting to all.
“Tank yu” as he hands me his plate after eating.E
“Uh-oh” each time he or anyone else drops something.
“Yeah” instead of “yes”. Hey, he is American after all. :)
His only words have been in english so far whereas Sweet Bear and Petite Clown were speaking more French at his age. He does understand French, but he hasn’t said a word in French, yet. Today in the car, I was trying to get him to say, “Salut” instead of “Hi”. He smiled his shy smile and hide his face. When I wasn’t looking at him he’d say real big and loud, “HI!”. Stinker.
It is interesting how each of the children handle being bilingual. Sweet Bear and Petite Clown switch back and forth between English and French with no effort. Even Angel understands many words in French and is beginning to understand sentences. I, personally, forget which language we are speaking in half the time. I do speak
only mostly in English with the children. There are exceptions to this rule.
We have decided to make Sundays our official speak in French day. The entire family will only speak in French on Sundays with each other. I think it is important for the children to hear French all around them at least one day out of the week. It is alot of fun and the girls adore correcting me.