My Wednesday ritual of posting a "Daily Rhythm" is going to morph a little, as any good idea should, right? I have loved sharing with your some of our rhythms in our life for the past few weeks.
Through the process I have found that there are just some things that we do that don't fit into everyone of my 24 hour days, but happen in an irregularity that some how forms a pattern over time. Life is so complex in it's simplicity.
So, instead I am going to share our "Solo Aqui" moments, or our "Only Here." I hope to share things that we are doing right now...in this moment....only here, solo aqui.
Only Here:::Solo Aqui, we are speaking Spanish. No one in my family is fluent, however I have at least a functional amount of Spanish language knowledge.
Recently a good friend mentioned that no matter how much you know of a language just sharing those bits and pieces you do know with your children can make a world of difference in their language skills, studies, and growth for their entire lives.
That message struck me and was sort of an a-ha moment. It doesn't matter that I am not fluent in any other language but English. What matters is I DO know the colors, numbers, phrases, and many vocabulary words in Spanish that I could share with my son. AND that is exactly what I have been doing.
Now when we talk about colors I share not only the Engish version but the Spanish too. When counting I make sure to also count in Spanish. When I talk about food I make sure to call cetain foods I know by their Spanish names too. It's a little bit of an adjustment but it truly is a simple gift I can pass along to my son.
What are you doing right now, only here, solo aqui in your life?