Saturday, June 14, 2008

Counting to 10

My niece was an early speaker: by 18 months my sister had taught her to count to 10 in English, French, and Spanish.

I remembered enough of my high-school and college Russian to coach my niece in that tongue too, so I gave it a shot. At first she took to it very well -- after only two passes she could repeat one through five back to me. Then as she turned away to some other diversion she announced, "Uncle Sean, I want to stop now -- you're boring me."

There ended the lesson.

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