Sunday, April 22, 2007

My Husband,The Foreigner

On Saturday night, we were out to dinner with all of the husbands family to celebrate his Grandmother's 84 birthday. Yes, yes, Grandmother is wise beyond her years and a whole lotta fun too! We are already planning for her 85th!

But my point is, that we are talkers - all of us. Imagine, me, the Queen-Bee-of-the-Talkers with a whole family of talkers. And, even if we are all talking at once, we still know what everyone else has just said. It's remarkable! It also results in never a dull moment. . .

kat: . . . babies have the capacity to learn any language in the world that first year of their life! It's amazing! But the window closes after a year and it's not as easy for them to then learn a different language, even though they are still a sponge. *holding her/our newest family member 2-month old, Mallory*
me: I didn't know that! That's cool! *complete astonishment*
the husband: really? That is cool!
me: I wish I was bi-lingual. . . . *wishing*
the husband: oh, we're gonna be!
me: yep. We've been talking about taking another language together . . .
the husband: not French. . .
me: something more-like, Spanish! *finishing his sentence*
the husband: yeah! I'm going to be bi-lingual in, like, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Australian!

5 comments:

Alli said...

Yeah, I wish I was bilingual, too! I REALLY wish I knew Spanish. It would help with some of the patients that I have seen. So, it's on my TO DO list. I think that's great you are thinking of learning. Our friend ETK has just started a class of beginners Spanish and then she and her hubby are going to take Spanish II together. What a great idea!

Hopefully that high school Latin will help me when I do eventually get around to taking those classes. :)

Jen said...

I took 2 or 3 years of Spanish in High School, but it never really sat with me - or I didn't really care enough to take it seriously. Ahhhh. .. the ages of 15 thru 18 - fearless at everything knowing nothing. . .

Once we find the time (and the class), I really hope we start towards our bi-lingual-listics! We've been talking about it for 3-years now!

Ian said...

Australian, eh? Sure he's not setting his sights too high? Could be tricky.

Jen said...

I know! He said that foreign language would be easiest to learn. Funny man, my husband!

Ian said...

I don't know. It's English, but it's not, you know?