About La Mother Tongue

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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

La Niñera We Will Never Know

On the same day as we took Sofía for her first Carrusel ride, we also went to lunch at a traditional South American churrasqueria. Sofía was all about making friends with the family who sat across from us. (Latino of course) At the end of the meal, I let her out of her high chair and she immediately went over to their table. Before I know it, she is sitting in this young woman’s lap. When I picked her up to let the family eat in peace, Sofía pushed out of my arms and ran back to the young woman insisting to be picked up. My husband made jokes about asking her to babysit Sofía. I was so tired, that I JUST DIDN’T FEEL LIKE IT. I should have because Sofía really liked this person and of course she spoke Español.   BUT I JUST DIDN’T FEEL LIKE IT. I told him that he should do it. He didn’t and now I want to kick both of us!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

El Carrusel

One Sunday morning when it wasn’t so blazing hot in Washington, DC., we took Sofía to our favorite park. We hadn’t been there in quite some time because of the heat. Actually we hadn’t been there since Sofía learned to walk by herself! In the summertime, the Carrusel runs and so Sofía went on her first Carrusel ride. Every time they passed by me, Sofía waved! If you look closely at the picture, you can see some woman who OBVIOUSLY didn’t see my husband’s wedding band! ¡ROAR!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cocinando Para Fulanito

So this post is more than a few weeks overdue. It’s simple and cute and I wanted to make sure that I put it in the blog for Sofía to see when she is older. She loves to cook, cocinar, for her peluches and her gatos. Here she is cocinando for Fulanito who surprisingly seems to enjoy the actividad.