We went back to Darling’s hometown today. When Ethan was younger, my mother-in-law was always anxious that they were unable to communicate with their one and only grandson (then) as my parents-in-law do not speak English and Ethan doesn’t speak Mandarin. By the time Ethan was 4, he began to pick up Mandarin after we started sending him to BaoBei much to my in-law’s delight.
Now, Ethan will spend time talking to his paternal grandmother every time we go back to my in-law’s place. Ayden doesn’t speak Mandarin yet but fret not, he will pick it up eventually. I don’t see any problem though as eventhough language is a barier, the kids entertained my mother-in-law just fine with their cheeky selves!
Ayden is much more sociable now. He was very friendly from birth until around 5 months old when he started to refuse being carried by anyone other than Darling and I. He is now okay with anyone close to us carrying him. Both my parents and Darling’s parents can carry him around now.
Ethan acting all cheeky.
My mother-in-law pointing to a lizard. There are many lizards here. If you can’t sleep, you can count lizards instead of sheep :P
Ayden is cheeky too. In fact I don’t know who is cheekier, Ayden or Ethan. I guess both are equally cheeky. Darling said they take after me but I beg to differ. I’m a good girl :D
There! I rest my case. I did not teach them to do that. They must have learned this from the monkeys in the zoo >_<
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