Me: So Daddy and I will be home all day today to mind you.
Her: No work?
Me: In fact, today is a holiday, it’s July 21, Belgian National Day.Â Nobody has to go to work.
Her: Not you, not Daddy, not Aunty Pub Exec…
Me: Actually, Aunty Pub Exec probably does have to go to work, it’s only a holiday in Belgium not in England.
Her: And Aunty Pub Exec is English.
Me: No she’s Irish.
Her: But she speaks English.
Me: But we speak English and we’re Irish.
Her: Except Daddy, he’s French, he speaks French.
Me: Well, he speaks English to me.
Her: Really?Â I didn’t notice that.
These little polyglots – don’t even notice which language they’re chatting in. Fab.
sister in law says
AWwwwwwwwwwww!!!! That’s so sweet.
Truly multilingual, your daughter – I am most envious!
I am curious. How many languages do you speak? I myself speak Spanish, English and some french and Italian but looking into becoming fluent.
Brother Lawrence says
She has insouciance down to an art.
how does one say ‘my spots itch’ in gaelic?
Thank you all very much. Katherine you’re clearly new here as to give me an opportunity to show off like this is foolhardy. Ha, ha..I am a native English speaker (which I hope is obvious) and I speak good French and Italian, what for CV purposes would be called “working” Irish and German and can understand a bit of Dutch and Spanish. And eh, no Kristin, I don’t know how to say “my spots itch” in Irish, that would not be a “working’ context..