Okay, so we’re not really the Einsteins. But meet us anyway!
Mr Einstein is a brilliant linguist who speaks several languages, and speaks 100% Portuguese to our children in the home.
Mrs Einstein (the author of this blog) is a math genius (or not) who loves to raise kids. And who attempts to speak Portuguese to the children as well, but her grammar is probably worse than a three-year-old’s.
Little Einstein is our three-year-old toddler-genius who speaks two languages – but says “I quero”; can count to ten (in English and Portuguese) – but skips 6 (in both languages), and calls nine “knife”; mixes up pink, orange, and red – and sometimes blue; and loves to sing. Basically, he’s just like any other three-year-old, and we love him for it!
Baby Einstein is our one-and-a-half baby girl who doesn’t speak at all, but sure thinks she does. We think she’s learning how to say “grandma” – but it’s hard to tell when she also says “da-da” and we call Mr Einstein “Papai” at home, so the “da” sound is unrelated to saying “Papai.” She loves to experiment with all sorts of sounds, so we figure she’ll start putting two and two together and speak Portuguese (or English) one of these days.