There are some words that she's very loyal to in Spanish (agua, mas, sientate) and some that she has no problem abandoning once she learns the English.
She smirks a bit when she says "porfa" as if she already knows that it’s a magic word.
Jojo's teachers think she's more mature than she really is because she has such a good grasp on the Spanish language.
Audio snippets from 15 months and 20 months.
March was a big month for Josephine. Not only did she go from calling herself 'dodo' to 'Jojo,' she learned to pronounce the letter 'S.'
When it's just the two of us I use Spanish because it's our language...But when I'm in a situation where my daughter has just hit another kid on the playground, I have the responsibility of not only redirecting my own child, but assuring both the victim and the victim's mother that it's being dealt with.
There were some days in the beginning that my head hurt in the same way it did those first few weeks of studying abroad, hit with total Spanish immersion.