I started speaking to Shea in French yesterday. It feels strange not to speak my native tongue to my own child, but I’ve heard that for kids to be fluent in more than one language, each person can only speak to them in ONE language. In other words, I can’t speak to him in both English and French. So the nanny speaks to him in Spanish, and I speak to him in French. For now Martin is speaking to him in English, but he may switch to Polish. I worry that Shea won’t learn English if Martin speaks to him in Polish, but people tell me he’ll pick it up by hearing us talk to each other, and just by living in an English-speaking country. For now, I don’t think it will be too tragic if he says, “Maman” instead of “Mama” and “Papa” instead of “Dada”!