Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Look at me playing with my food in Japanese.... (Alex, nearly 3)
Apparently we ate dinner too early today because Alexander was definitely not hungry. He showed us this by playing with his pasta and putting it into his milk.
I removed his milk from the table and then we proceeded to ignore him (after telling him to eat of course). He was quite persistent in trying to get us to notice him before he finally decided he was ready to leave the table and let us eat in peace.
HEY! MAMA! Look!
HEY LIZ (our visitor)! LOOK!
LYDIA, hora MITE YO! (hey look)
I'm sure if papa had been here he would have tried it in German too.
He is quite persistent.
We continue to encourage the children to speak Japanese with each other because that is how they feel most comfortable. They seem fine speaking English with other English speaking kids and German with other German kids. They are also doing great with separating the languages at home.