Anna’s Age: 1 year 7 months 17 days

It’s a paradox for us because we speak only Russian at home and with most of our friends. Of course, we speak English outside of home. Anna says a lot of words in English because they much easier and shorter than the same words in Russian. Hopefully, she will say both soon as we intend on keeping Russian alive.

New Vocabulary

Anna’s Age: 1 year 7 months 5 days

“Я-я” or “Ня” means “Аня”
“Ррр” & “Па” means “Львенок и Черепаха”
“Я-я-ё” means “old McDonald had a farm” song
“Ню-ню” means “No” or “Нет”
“Да” = “Yes”
“По-ии” means “пошли”
“На” means either “here you go” or “give me”
“Лю-лю-лю” means “Я тебя люблю”
“A-ии” means “Алиса”

Babysitting And Sharing

Anna’s Age: 1 year 6 months 29 days

We’re babysitting Alisa Borshch for 2 days. Anna has been more receptive than expected. Of course she had a few jealous moments but overall she would share her toys and even mommy’s attention for short periods of time :-) having grandma here to help is crucial for success. Girls ages are very close and so are their needs.

On the second day Anna made a clear statement when Alisa was trying to get mommy’s attention. Anna pointed at Alisa, then to grandma and said “A-ee, Ba-ba”. then pointed at herself and then at Mama. Clearly, she wanted to say that mama is hers, but Alisa can go to grandma for comfort 😉