I had the privilege to have a guest blog published in the Geneva Family Diaries today:
“Oh, they’ll be fine! Children are amazing aren’t they? They just soak up languages like a sponge”
I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard this. Almost the same amount of times as the absurd question: “is she a good baby?”
I have heard it come out of my own mouth a few times, like a tape recording. I simply don’t want to get into the discussion of being an ex-pat and putting my child in school, especially with a stranger. So the “sponge” response is uttered, which appears to make complete strangers smile, pat my child on the head and wander off – surely a good result?