Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Besides responding to "let's eat!" in Spanish, Bean also responds to "Dame beso" (Give me a kiss) and leche (milk).

When I say "dame beso" he smiles, then I put my cheek next to his lips and he tries to give me a kiss. All he does is open and close his mouth, but that's good enough for me. When I mention leche his eyes light up and he'll rock his head back and fourth.

He also waves his hands back and fourth when I sing Dos Manitas, Diez Deditos

He's still a little sprout, and really we just started this last month, so I'd say that's pretty good. I am getting pretty close to only speaking to him in Spanish. My constant immersion has really helped. The more I watch tv, read, and listen to music in Spanish- the more I feel comfortable speaking it.

This is reminding me of the days when I was younger and I was so into the language. I think that I thought I was Latina. I was so wrapped up in it that at times I'd forget words in English. It was as if my brain would get in these Spanish modes and that was all I knew. I see it creeping up because I keep speaking to my husband in Spanish.

The other day he turned to me with the most serious look on his face and said "I....don't.....understandddddd.....whattttttt....youuuuuuuuu....arrrrrre....saayyyyying".

Then we laughed. 


  1. Fantastic! Really encouraging post for me as another non-native as I am still at the stage where I do all the talking with no response as my daughter is still so young.

    I know what you mean about the immersion side of things. I find that during the days that I immerse myself in all things French things flow far better. On days where I don't, i can feel the appeal of just speaking English starting to grow.

  2. Oh my gosh, that's exactly how I am!!! I go into this, what I call "Spanish mode"! My mom says I was Spanish in another life lol :) I've always loved this language ... ¡No sé por qué! El español es mi vida! Tu hijito es adorable, por cierto :)