I'm trying to reach out to moms of mixed kids. I'm of east indian origin and new mom of a precious 6 month old baby boy:-) Looking forward to making connections, sharing stories and experiences!!
Hi there! Lovely to make your acquaintance:) Congratulations to the proud mommy of two boys. My 6 month old leaves me exhausted, so I'm quite in awe of anyone who has more than one kid;-) lol. Looking forward to sharing wild stories and growing pains of the little ones.
I have 4....though not East Indian. Sudanese :) Unfortunately (in my eyes) Daddy has worked long hours up till recently and the children do NOT speak any other language than English. DH speaks Arabic plus some regional dialect (I don't know the name, that's what he tells me it is--'tribal' or 'regional') And he also speaks some Hindi from 11 years spent in India. I'd *love* for the kids to be able to talk to their own relatives.....*sigh* he is starting to come around.
I think it's the cutest thing...the two middle kids since Daddy has been home more, they are starting to pretend to speak Arabic on the phone LOL it's cute "I'm talking to Uncle!" (that's another cultural thing, it's not Mr. so-and-so, it's Uncle) they're totally not really speaking it though, they know "Salaam alaikum" and then they totally just jabber but it's ADORABLE because they are loud just like him and get the intonation right lol
Peaceful Mama, we have had the same issue. Dh is Ethiopian, speaks 5 languages. He was thrilled when the kids and I started learning the trade language of his country, but really doesn't feel he has the time to participate or the ability to teach. :( I was encouraged though, when dh called his family and spoke in his language, the children loooooved to listen and the oldest told me that it felt like a familiar language to him, though he doesn't know it.
Does adoption count? Dh, ds and I are lily white and dd is a very obvious Latina. :D We're not sure if she's also AA mixed--there are a number of things that make us and her drs. think she may be. We speak some French and my inlaws only speak Italian. The worst is that I can't keep the three Roman-based languages straight. They're so similar that I constantly get them mixed up... so thankfully we have "adopted" the Mexican family on the block that help us with Spanish for the kids! (Hey--just because *I* can't keep them straight doesn't mean the kids will have the same problem!)