Losing ground

This morning taking Leo to kindergarten, we heard a surprising sound in a city: COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!

"What’s that Leo?"

Leo getting excited: "That’s a… That’s a…" He struggled to get the word out.

So I resorted to asking him in Chinese: "Zhe shi shenme?"

Right away in reply: "Gong ji!"

Leo’s English, I realize, is going to lose ground to his Chinese, fast! Where’s the backup plan for this little hitch? It’s great he’ll speak Chinese like a native, but not at the expense of his English!

Maybe we need to buy him the English Rosetta Stone…

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3 Responses to “Losing ground”


  1. 1 Becca January 1, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I’LL BE THERE IN THE FALL! I’LL BE THERE IN THE FALL! I rescue the poor guy! ;o)

  2. 2 Mom Falk January 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Maybe there’s a magic wardrobe in your closet——and another world where Leo and Rosie will discover so many persons, places, and adventures to add to their lives in China. Don’t miss the Voyage of the Dawn Treader—-latest addition to the Chronicles of Narnia series now on film (DVD)—–the grandchildren here are saying it is the best yet. We heard the rooster every morning in Yanji City, too. I just heard the plane take off here that we will be taking tomorrow for our short trip to Florida—guess we should get those suitcases out and get ready.

  3. 3 Anne February 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I have copies of the Chinese Dora! She is teaching English to Chinese speakers! ;o)


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