“Mommy, is everything in Spanish only?”
“¡En Español, por favor!”
While having short conversations with me in Spanish I noticed how he’d pause to think then he’d speak. He has expanded his vocabulary, and is forming sentences on his own. He responds to everything I say with a “Si Mami”, and often expresses himself in Spanish. Like for instance he said to his Daddy, “Esto no es tuyo es mío” when Daddy tried on his baseball cap.
A year ago, I remember my son telling me very proudly “Mommy I know Spanish!” Far from being a reality, I realized that it was time to kick into full force to really make this happen! Today I look back and see how far we have come! I am so proud of our baby, and I’m proud of myself for sticking with it. Since, I myself had many challenges.
Raising a bilingual child is not an easy task, and it takes a lot of commitment from both the child and the parent. This trip, and seeing my child speaking in Spanish has been the best experience in our travel immersion. It’s like the “topping” on the ice cream!
Immersion travel is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Have you traveled abroad? Would love to hear about your experience.
This post has been shared at Best4Future’s Wednesday link-up party.