Xavier has been crawling with great speed, trying to keep up with his brother and sister for a few months now. This past month we've been really working with him to start walking. Our chinese friend especially enjoys walking him around the apartment. As she walking him around she says, "yī--èr--yī" in Chinese which means "1--2--1". He has heard these sounds "yī--èr--yī" several hundred times from our dear friend. One day this week as I was walking Xavier around, I thought I heard him say "yī--èr--yī" but I didn't believe my ears. A few moments later, I heard him clearly say it again!
Tomorrow, Sarah and I begin the journey of learning Mandarin from a tutor. Although, we don't soak up the sounds of new language like babies. We both desire to communicate in the heart language of our new friends and students. I know I'll have lots of babble and gibberish coming out of my mouth that doesn't make since. All this babble will one days form a language that will allow us to communicate with our wonderful Chinese friend and students in their heart language just like Xavier's babble will one day let us have wonderful conversations with him one day very soon!
Please enjoy this video of Xavier's "Baby Talk".