La Mother Tongue is my medium to share the joys and challenges of being a new parent as well as to share how we make a conscious effort in our daily life to bring baby up bilingual.
Friday, June 4, 2010
An idea popped into my head and I couldn’t get rid of it. I decided that Sofía needed a play kitchen, a cocina. I of course didn’t want to pay full price for something that I know she won’t play with ALL THE TIME, so I turned to Craigslist. My husband, for whatever reason, is not a fan of purchasing used items unless it is a baby grand piano that we have been coveting. Since I am not bothered by used items and see much worth for our checkbook as well as the environment, we really have to make BIG compromises on things….which isn’t a problem. I decided that I would only buy la cocina if it was $20 or less. I did find one that included dishes and pots and pans. It was located near my sister’s house and since she was coming to visit, I asked her to pick it up for her favorite niece! Sofía was fascinated with la cocina! She played with la cocina for 20 minutes straight (without the pans) and didn’t look up at me once! The next day, la Abuela was watching her while I ran some errands and what I saw when I came home amazed me. Sofía was playing with all the pans and dishes and utensils. She was cooking and eating her food and sharing with la Abuela and when I came in, she fed me too! It was so amazing to watch her play something that I have never seen her play before! But then again, she never had the tools to play with them either! ¡Viva Craigslist!