Of Food and Love: house guests New Year '12
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
We did something new. It was totally new. And I can’t wait until we do it again. We rang in the New Year with complete strangers.
We had house guests! They weren’t friends or family either. These people found us via an internet housing share that we are a part of. They stayed two night with their children. Our house was full of screams, loud crashes, crying, laughing, and foreign languages. By now most of you know that my husband is Russian and I also speak Russian (not as well as I’d like, but I do). Our children understand Russian and only speak a little, but it’s in their blood (literally) so it’s a comfortable sound in our home. Our house guests were Polish.
Her parents are physicists here from Poland on their post Doctorate studies. She didn’t speak any English a few months ago and now, she is speaking with the cutest Polish accent and quite well, too! She and Cylas became fast friends.
D has a little brother, J. He doesn’t speak much, Polish or otherwise, but then again, he’s only two and half. My D discovered that J loves the guitar. Common interest, a language they could both speak. And they played together for a little while.
So much fun! This past weekend was my ideal home setting. New people, new languages, all the time. I would love for my children to be accustomed to foreign languages and different cultural settings. *sigh* big dreams I have, I tell you.
Have any of you ever had house guests of this sort?