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December 1, 2010

Losing skills

Felix was asking this morn why he can't seem to speak Dutch anymore but mama and dada still can. I explained that we’d been speaking it longer so have more to forget, and that he has forgotten it only temporarily and would remember it all when we next visited. I proposed we read more Jip en Janneke, and that turned into a morning of his asking if we could play Jip en Janneke. For some reason this ended up with his being Janneke and me being Janneke's mother.

Even though I do believe his Dutch will come back if it's given a chance, it's still sad to see him lose it and very much so to find him conscious, and unhappy, of the process of loss.

Posted by atshuldiner at December 1, 2010 11:55 PM


Welcome to the world, Felix. The process of loss, however goes hand in hand with gain. Fortunately, at his age, there is much more to gain then there is to lose. Shall I send some Nijntje dvd's? Yone doesn't watch them anymore

Posted by: Cisca at December 2, 2010 7:30 PM