5 things that make a multilingual expat mum happy

What makes me and my family happy? This is the theme of this month's multicultural kids blog carnival. I am not going to write a long and winded text about what makes us happy. I will  just give you five examples from the past week.

my guilty pleasure: the travel section of a book store

- hear my daughter try really hard to say more than 2 words in Portuguese (her weakest language) to her dad as he comes back from a week-long business trip.

- spy on a conversation between LJ and her kindergarten teacher where LJ is explaining in perfect German that she bought a new toy the previous day and that its name is Leo.

- discover a sheet of paper with some letters written on (that vaguely make up her name) while tidying up a mountain of drawings in the living room.

- finally find a lovely trilingual babysitter who is happy to baby sit for the odd evenings and afternoons when we want to go out or I need to work for longer. She is German but is keen to improve her French as she wants to study in France and speaks decent English too. Perfect for us.

- have our 6-year old monolingual niece declare that she is learning English at school next year and is really looking forward to it so she can speak with us!

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  1. Trilingual babysitter? Wow... that's impressive!

    1. I know. She is a gem. we are definitely not letting her go. She goes to the European School (hence the languages).


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