Monday, December 01, 2008

mon secret

At times like this, late at night, with a contented Griffin sleeping on my lap or sighing on my shoulder after a drowsy middle-of-the-night nursing session, I speak to him in English. Sweet baby. My sweet, sweet boy. I stroke his head. You're beautiful. You drive me crazy and I love you like crazy. I drink in his milky scent, his baby shampoo hair. Sweet, beautiful boy.

I have to say this, like an incantation, a prayer, a promise, aloud, in English, not to him, but to me, just for me to hear while I hold my splendid son.

12 comments:

  1. that's beautiful and made me want to cry....

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  2. You and your young language learners might like these very adorable videos of a little girl inventing stories in French (with English subtitles!) and learning English, too.

    http://vimeo.com/user115775

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  3. That brings tears to my eyes, Sarah. I know exactly how you feel. Isn't it amazing?

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  4. Very sweet and touching, Sarah. Enjoy your motherhood!

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  5. Ahhh... I know how you feel. There's something indescribably beautiful about holding your baby and feeling that little heart beat against yours.

    - Arielle

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  6. Ok, that just almost makes me want to have another baby. But not quite. I have four beautiful girls. The youngest is two. I am raising them trilingually. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories.
    -Liza Sánchez
    http://bilingualtalk.blogspot.com

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  7. awwww what a cutie. Like you I'm a languages teacher planning on bringing the lil one (I'm pregnant)bilingual b ut in Spanish. Spanish isn't my native language though so I'm a bit unsure but it can't hurt to try.

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  8. alors, qu'est-ce qui se passe la-bas? comment va le francais de votre fils? j'espere que tout va bien!

    seumas

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  9. I love your blog and I need to start checking it regularly! I can't wait for Ari and Griffin to get together and teach each other some Spanish and French.

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