Our Bilingual Child

ME:  “Can you pick up your Legos, please?”

THING 2:  “Certainly!”

ME:  (with a touch of astonishment)  “Wow!  THAT’S a big word you used!” (My astonishment might also have been from his immediate, happy response to CLEAN UP.)

THING 2:  “Yep.  Certainly!  It’s Spanish, Mom.  It means, ‘Sure, I’ll do it,’ but it means that in Spanish.  You had no idea I could talk Spanish, did you?”

ME:  “No.  I had no idea, Buddy.  But after all the episodes of Diego that have run in this house over the past five years, I’m just disappointed that you’re not fluent yet.”

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