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Today I’m thinking…

It seems like this world has many more intercultural families than before. And people from very different backgrounds, religions and countries are getting together more than ever right? This is true and I feel that we are definitely one of them. I love the fact that our cultures blend and that Adrian will have a “mix” of both of us, and that our family IS an “intercultural family” but how is this going to happen? I don’t know exactly. We talk about it and say what we both think randomly but nothing really set in stone.
I wish there where special classes for this. Where do I sign up? There is so much to cover here. It’s not only the parenting part, but the marriage and family and friends topics.

As you all know, we want Adrian to learn to speak Spanish, and that’s sort of easy, but in terms of family traditions, habits, customs and so on? Which ones do we teach him? –At the same time I’m writing this, I can start thinking of little solutions!– What if we (Derek and me) sit and discuss this and write down what we both want to have in this family as traditions for example? Good idea.

Still, there has to be a compromise and there are exceptions that we make, and there is that feeling of having to accept how we feel about the other person’s traditions that we might not like. It’s very interesting and I believe that as long as we keep the communication going in between us we can make it happen without making it hard. But I do think about all the other couples and families that might have this situation, what do you all do?? Any tips?

By the way, I’ve busy busy busy and I haven’t taken pictures of Adrian lately… ooh no!! But here are a couple funny videos I took with my phone for entertainment (the audio seems to be broken 🙁 don’t know why?!):

I’ll be back with more updates on Adrian soon… I need to take at least a couple of pictures too!

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    Mami de Héctor
    October 16, 2008 at 3:44 am

    Vives en un hermoso país donde se mezclan tantas culturas, que bueno que Adrián tenga acceso a esa diversidad cultural, pero es muy importante que conozca sus raíces y que no dejes de hablarle en español!
    Un beso muy grande
    Mamá de alta demanda.

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    milf alert
    November 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    i think you teach adrian everything, he’ll filter through and the stuff that is less important or less appealing will fall by the wayside. I have a niece in Colombia who is growing up so bi-lingual and at 5 can easily switch between English and Spanish

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    November 7, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Gracias Any! Así lo haré!!

    milf: Thanks for the advise, you’re right, I will start trying to do the most and see what he takes!!

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