I used to speak little bit mandarin with Manfred when he was a small baby. Then as I introduce education CD(if Barney, Dora and brainy baby series count) I realize all also use English ad the medium. Then I started to speak only English with him. Cause he understand English better and speaks mainly english.
He is in kindie for 3month plus already. He started blurred out some mandarin words since kindie. Now he is getting better and better. He will say:”我要看”. (I want to see); 没有(don’t have); 好吃(yummy!) and some non-understandable mandarin phrase. LOL.
So I can be rest assured Manfred will not follow hub foot step of becoming banana.(no offend) I just feel proud to e able to write and read and speak mandarin. I want my boys be able to too.