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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, February 18, 2011


Sofía hasn’t been feeling well lately---I think it is a side effect of her vacunas from last week. When she woke up REALLY early from her siesta, I curled her up on our bed to watch the movie Ratatouille (en Español of course).  Sofía now associates watching Ratatouille with being enferma and uses it as a free ticket to watch TV. She will also narrate what she did when she was enferma. She will say something like this. “Cough cough, Ratatouille, arriba” and signs ‘ blanket’.

Her movie/siesta did her some good because she was an energetic little pistol while making a torta for Papi in the afternoon. 
My grandmother never let us stick our fingers in the cake batter and now I know WHY!


  1. What a cute little anecdote and pig-tailed little sweetie you've shared with us! Thank you!

    I just bumped into a comment from you on my blog from LAST year that somehow didn't make it to my inbox...I do apologize for not seeing it. I left you a comment on my blog, but thought I jump over here and leave one here, too, just in case.

    Enjoying following along now and again. Keep the stories coming!

  2. Oh! Ratatouille! I hadn't thought about showing that to Griffin. Hopefully the DVD offers a French soundtrack--do you know?

  3. Tamara!
    I’m so sorry I didn’t get over to in January to wish Kaya a Happy Birthday! I was thinking about you guys! Don’t worry about the comments…..i’m so bad at responding to the few ones I get on mine! I appreciate your LAST comment on the blog…I also feel that our girls ride in tandem! Thanks for reading! Gracias and suerte!

  4. Sarah,
    First, let me say “felicidades” to you! I’m so happy that Griffin is going to be a big brother! I read that you were expecting and once again, didn’t get around to writing a comment! Yes, the version of Ratatouille that I bought comes in English, two types of Spanish and French. It isn’t the regular version that one buys at the store. I ordered it from Amazon a while ago to use with my elementary students. All you have to do is look at the specs of the audio tracks when you find the DVD on amazon and it will indicate if French is one of the languages. I really love the wholesomeness of the movie—I haven’t checked lately, but hopefully they will come out with another movie along these lines!
    Gracias and Suerte! Thanks for reading!