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Welcome Back, Mexican Mama! Now raising a bilingual son

<!--:en-->Welcome Back, Mexican Mama! Now raising a bilingual son<!--:-->

I know it has been a while since I last wrote my last post, eight weeks to be exact. It was also eight weeks ago that my baby boy was born. There is so much to say about it, everything from the run to the hospital in the middle of the night, to the first time he laughed out loud. He does it all the time now, even when he is asleep,but the first time was in the middle of the church service! I like to think of it as a good sign.

Anyway, I have been trying to teach him Spanish. I am committed (to my family) to have a bilingual son, and my dad would never forgive me if he wasn’t, so I try to speak and sing to him in Espanol. As a good Mexican mom I am trying to teach him good music, Cri-Cri (Mexican children’s composer), it might be a little old fashion, but his songs are the best and who knows what the kids are into these days. So, I stick with the classics.

Becoming a mother for this first time is something that words cannot describe. I know it sounds like a cliché, but you cannot explain it until you experience it yourself. And even when not all has been happy moments, it truly is a miracle and totally worth it!!

Well, it is time for me to go, the baby is hungry. Motherhood really is a full-time job. Oh, and if anyone knows where to get the old version of Cri-Cri music (the one that comes with the stories) please let me know.

Lilia – MexMama@doslives.com

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    • http://spanglishbaby.com Ana Lilian

      Congratulations, Lilia!
      And welcome back. Eight weeks might sound like a long time for most, but us mamás know that time has no relevance when it doesn´t even belong to you anymore!

      What a great gift you´re giving your son to raise him bilingual.
      We, too, are raising a bilingual and bicultural daughter. It´s easier in theory than in reality but the journey is well worth it.
      Please come visit the blog my friend, Rxana, and I created as a community and reference site for all parents raising bilingual kids. It´s always good to know there´s many of us out there and that we really take it seriously.
      Una vez más, Felicidades!

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