It's this time of the month again and apologies for the slight delay in letting everyone know about this month's carnival of raising bilingual children (and raising bilingual kids is a carnival indeed) - had a busy weekend what with Halloween carving and cooking/baking for our mummy friends' Halloween Party, the party itself, nephew staying for a sleepover and both Cubling and nephew generally running wild for delight of spending the weekend with one another.
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Here are our current favourite utterances:
What does that say? What's that for? Wha'? (re the latter: she used to say "I here" when called. Now she says wha'? Not exactly an improvement)
I backe backe Kuchen maken.
Look! It's a Leiter! (me: what???? There's no ladder anywhere to be seen!) In Englisch fence. Daddy say fence. Mummy say Leiter. (no, not quite, Leiter is ladder, and fence is Zaun, but I appreciate your ability to visually transpose objects by 90 degrees)
Big one - Kleine one
This is very very schwer/heiss!
Want mehr Milch!
Mummy lesen books, Daddy go weg. (her way of saying good night daddy, I love you)
Lass das bitte!!!!
Fish finger auf Grund geflogen. (fish finger fell on the ground - literally, flew to the ground. I can't help but imaging fish fingers with wings. And I don't think I've ever used the word "Grund" and have no idea where it came from)
I no want it, is crunchy (anything crunchy is BAD, and if it's not crunchy, it's crunchy because she doesn't want to eat it, however we have first grape eating success at 2 years 7 months, hurraym and grapes are crunchy, aren't they?)
Look! Erbse! (she's pointing at yet another collection of red berries on some bush... I'm running out of energy explaining that peas are green and grow in pods and not red and growing on trees)
Want pumpkin sehen. Kuerbis. (she likes her friendly pumpkin and regularly wants to check up on him - I don't think we can get rid of him just yet).
We're still loving songs. So much so that monolingual nephew can now also sing about 5 German songs perfectly.
Her imagination has taken off. Tonight, there was a big imaginary bin beside her bed. And she made us all go in there and put the lid back on. Not quite sure what that tells us.