I know that every parent thinks that their child is brilliant. But I have to say that I am quite impressed with the vocabulary and memorization ability of my son, Jared.
In the past few months, he is picking up on a lot more Spanish than he ever has before. He won’t speak to me in Spanish very much, but I’ve heard him having conversations with Sonia completely in Spanish. When he is with her, he remembers to pronounce both his name and Luke’s name in Spanish and not English. Sonia has also been playing counting games with the boys and once I listened to Jared count from one to 25 in Spanish…well…give or take a few numbers that he might has skipped in between.
And he’s still working on counting in English, but he can reach twenty without too much help.
Besides having conversations with Sonia, Jared also spends a lot of time having conversations with Luke. Sometimes those conversations end in frustration on both their parts as they aren’t quite able to communicate clearly to one another. At times, I have to stop Jared from arguing with his brother, because he will yell at Luke for pronouncing something incorrectly.
“No, Lukie! That’s not the way you say it! Don’t say it like that!” Jared will tell him.
It doesn’t seem to bother Luke too much. He just continues to babble in his little language that is just starting to become intelligible to our listening ears.
What’s really fun is listening to them interact first thing in the morning. There are times that they will play together in their bedroom for a while, before they come out looking for us. Those times are nice, because I can continue lying in the bed listening to them chatter before I have to get up and feed and dress them.