Me: That is not the right word, we are playing the Spanish game you need to say "Arbol"
Son (with a very matter-of-fact tone of voice): Mami, you speak Spanish, my grandma speaks Spanish, my auntie speaks Spanish, I am American and I speak American!!!
I knew I was in trouble right there and then. I needed him to know that we were not the only 3 people in the world who spoke Spanish and that Americans like him could also speak it too!
I put a mental plan into action. From then on we were to:
- Only speak Spanish when we were alone (very difficult to do for me)
- Always put Spanish radio in the car (very easy and it reconnected me with the music I love)
- Enroll the kids in a Spanish school (choosing the right one was a challenge, but finally I found Language Stars)
- Read more Spanish books to the kids
- Change our Spanish Vocabulary car game to a "Veo, Veo" game (I spy)
Do you have any other tips I should follow?
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