|My carte d'anniversaire from Griffin, featuring a drawing of me, him, and a fleur magique|
|the best gift ever: a shriek of glee when playing catch with my baby daughter|
Yesterday I mentioned that Father's Day is fast approaching, and in the car Griffin started asking me what we were going to make for Daddy. As always, I replied noncommittally in French--and then realized that Ed wouldn't understand much of what we were discussing! So Griffin and I continued the conversation in French, sharing gift suggestions and ideas, while his Daddy drove on, oblivious.
I think--I hope!--that situations like these will show Griffin some of the benefits of knowing another language. It's not that I want him to learn to keep secrets in French, but rather that he sees it as a special connection between the two of us (and, soon, between him and his sister as well).
|Griffin: zooming through life|
Griffin is used to having a little sister around now, but he doesn't really play--or even start conversations--with her yet. She sure likes watching him, though!