April 7, 2005

Grandpa, Don't Preach

In a continuation of French Day here at Daddy Types, Grandpa John Ritchie says, "Rocco is certainly picking up a lot of French. He speaks it all the time at home because Lourdes is fluent. They talk to each other in French all day, chatting away to each other non-stop.

"It's very funny. Neither Guy nor Madonna speak the language so they cannot understand anything the children are saying. They haven't a clue. It's almost like the kids have their own secret language."

The kids attend London's Lycee Francais.

MADONNA CAN'T COMPREHEND HER CHILDREN [contactmusic.com, via towleroad]
Related: Typically, raising a bilingual child involves parents speaking the non-dominant language at home. [discussion and links via google answers]

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So, Greg, how about a contest? Best simulated Rocco and Lourdes conversation (that Mom and Dad (step-dad)) can't understand wins a t-shirt?
I'll get my thinking cap on.

I suppose bothering to actually learn a wee bit of french would be far to taxing. As would actually spending time with the children. I mean, why miss a shopping day when nanny is around?

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