As if life is not crazy enough...did I mention...I'm teaching my kids Spanish!
My mom was born in Cuba yet I never learned spanish at home. 😂. However, I did inherit a tremendous love for the Spanish language! Maybe because I listetend to my mom speak it with family from the womb up...i actually became decent at it! In middle school, i was taking advance classes by high school I was in AP classes and college...well, I majored in international business which incorporated Spanish! I studied abroad in Spain and well...that was it! Cemented my love for the language!
So when my son was born, I decided I would only speak to him in Spanish! Who would have known it would have actually worked. Ha ha. My Spanish isn't perfect, and I can't sing "twinkle twinkle" in the language but...I do the best that I can do! In fAct, that is my motto with parenting..."I can only to the best that I can do!" Bonus- my husband supports me! #bigwin
My hubby speaks English to my kids, but 5 1/2 years later...I'm still going strong! It tough. They truly fight me on it as The English language is everywhere! School, cartoons, friends etc but I stick with it! I can't give up now (how I want to tho...especially when I am discipline). If I'm honest, I insist they watch most cartoons and movies in Spanish! Also- all the books I read to them are also in Spanish.
My son has started kindergarten and in my spare time, I'm teaching him to read and write in spanish. They weren't kidding when other parents told me kindergarten was a game changer...my kid is a total sponge! A ton of data suggests that kids that speak more than one language are smarter kids! So, why not?
Wish me luck...I'm going to need it!👊