Sometimes thinking of proud moments doesn’t come too easily. It’s a lot simpler when your child is a baby. They have milestones that they will hopefully reach around the time the books and all the baby blurb tell you. They are big happy very obvious milestones. They will sit up unaided. They will start crawling super fast across the room and make it hard for you to watch them. Then they’ll pull themselves up and before you know it they’re racing about causing toddler havoc pressing all the buttons they can find on your TV all at once.
When they become a small child aged 3 you need to pay closer attention to the milestones. They’re not always big bang and they reach those heights in different ways and at different speeds. Each little person seems to show flairs for some things more than others and, as a parent I guess it becomes our job to watch and harness and encourage the talent.
Watching Little Z over the last months I’ve noticed he loves languages and has a bit of an affinity for them. He enjoys watching Peppa Pig in Spanish (Don’t ask why, I have no idea) and through “Dowa the Esplowa”, he’s learned to count to 10 in Spanish. Being Asian and tri-lingual its something the Other half and I always had a mutual agreement about. We’d teach him all the languages we speak. I have to say we’ve been pretty crap at doing this as we only speak in English at home and mostly to our parents too. Until very recently Little Z thought speaking any Asian words was absolutely hilarious and would regularly say it mockingly back to us any time we attempted to use anything other than English. Recently though he’s taken an interest and thankfully the Grandparents are trying to instil at least the basics into him so he has some understanding of “his background”. It seems to be working and, whilst he still thinks its the funniest thing ever to speak different languages, he can now say a handful of sentences in 2 other languages besides English.
So maybe he’ll be a translator when he grows up. Or maybe he’ll just find it hilarious forever and keep proclaiming “he said a funny word!” through his laughter. Hopefully not. Obviously!
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