I wonder if the teachers thought it was odd the first day when a child named Christiano walked into Spanish class?
It gave me a giggle.
I decided that this fall I was going to enroll Nano in some classes at the Y since this year the preschool that my girls went to was completely filled and he has to wait until next year to go.
Spanish is one of the preschool classes that the Y here offers.
My husband is from Mexico. Our relatives speak Spanish, my children don’t. It all works out!
Why don’t my children speak Spanish? I honestly have no idea. Pato has spoken to them in Spanish since the day they were born. They understand most of what he tells them in Spanish, they just don’t speak it.
And you know what? I’m ok with that. We live in the United States, they are Americans, born and raised here, I want them to have a strong grip on English first. That being said, I love the Spanish language. I took my first class when I was 8 years old. We also have relatives who don’t speak English and who have a coronary about my kids not speaking Spanish every time they see us.
What about when they go to Mexico? They won’t be able to communicate with anyone, I am asked.
Seeing as we haven’t been to Mexico since my 13 yr old Jordan was 3 (we just haven’t had the money to take all the kids), I don’t see that as a huge problem.
But, we live in a time where it is nice to know another language, and in our little world, Spanish is the natural choice.
So, how is class going for my shy (with people who aren’t family), only concerned about where his next drink is coming from 3 year old?
Out of 4 weeks of greetings, family members, and clothing, he has learned “Te Amo”.
And knowing how to say I love you to his grandma in the language she speaks will melt her heart.
Today we are off to cooking class where he is really hoping they will make either strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream or……… broccoli.
Have a beautiful day!