So, um. As my sig states I'm going to be a for-real single mom soon. 99% sure that I will be doing if not sole custody then a really really heavy percentage of it. As in, sparse visitations with their father, here and there. Right now I'm a SAHM so they don't have any other child care providers, nor do we have any family in the area so they don't get grandparent time or anything except once or twice a year.
Would it be a total disservice to all of us if I reverted to speaking my native language (which isn't English) full time? We already do practice vocab in my language and their receptive skills are decent. And we don't have a TV but we do youtube videos at times, mostly in the other language (nursery rhymes, songs, etc.) and they have some English language DVD's.
I don't want them to stop learning English and obviously they will still hear it as we're in America. And that's what they communicate in now so it's not like they won't be able to communicate with others in the community. DS is fairly expressive though hard to understand; DD is very verbally advanced for her age.