American in Spain

2½ Years Old

September 24, 2011

2.5 Years Old Video (thumbnail)Two and a half years ago, just after the 2009 vernal equinox, my daughter, Nora, was born. It was quite exciting. She's come quite a ways since then. Just last week, I heard her mother ask her how old she was in Spanish, and Nora responded "dos años y medio". So immediately I set upon teaching her to say "two and a half" in English. It wasn't easy, as she simply refused to even attempt the phrase for several days. But eventually I prevailed, just in time for her half-birthday. Marga had to work today (Nora also learned to say, "Today is Saturday!" today), so we didn't have our traditional birthday hamburger feast. She only knows her birthdate in Spanish. There are subtitles in Spanglish, English, and Spanish.