Last week I found a copy of "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein on one of my thrift shopping sessions. I was very excited. I've told you before that that is Sophia's all time favorite book. I read it over and over to here when she was younger.
I mean over and over and over...really!
But the version we had was the Spanish one.
Once she learned how to read in English, she taught herself how to read in Spanish.
Then she was able to read it by herself.
A while back Maria my friend, pen pal and blogger asked me if Sophia and Xavi spoke Spanish.
Sophia can have a good conversation and at times serves as a translator and interpreter she's done it at school and with my mom.
Xavi on the other hand only understands it. At times he mocks some of my phrases.
My husband speaks to the kids in English and I do it in Spanish. Although at times I see their little faces like 'What did she say?' Then I change languages to see it they get it...
and it so happens they don't get it either.
I know they're kids but what do they want from me Chinese???
oh yeah, they are just not listening period.
Back to the book...great little story I found this video on you tube spoken by the author himself.
Isn't it cute?, I also love the story. Have you read the book?
It reminds me of the relationship of a mother and a child...
By the way Sophia said the Spanish version is still her favorite!
One more thing I'd like to share is this short video of a vintage music box I have for sale.
A customer asked what song it played, I never really payed attention.
So I recorded it. It's the song "Raindrops keep falling on my head."
One of those songs that you just can't get out of your head ah?