Teaching my child a second language
Thought I would bring you into my world to get to know a bit more about this Polish Wife with a Happy Life. The older I get the more fond I am of cultures and truly enjoy being a part of both the American and Polish culture. These combined cultures has made me the person I am today. One of things important to me is passing on this Polish heritage onto my daughter.
This is my daughter Annabelle. My husband came up with her name a few days after we realized we were expecting and I knew it was the perfect name for her. Although Annabelle is not a true Polish name (neither is mine btw…that’s a post for another day) I realized I could give her a Polish nickname, so I did “Beluszka”. Sounds a bit similar to the russian headscarf Babushka…maybe that’s how I came up with her nickname subconsciously. Anyways, it’s stuck ever since…a princess name with a Polish nickname…”my little Beluszka”. Teaching my daughter the Polish language is a skill I knew I was going to have to encourage and support even though I married a handsome Irish man. In the Kelly household we speak a lot of Po-glish (English and Polish). Even my husband has learned a few words and phrases throughout the years like, “Did you go kupa?” which was constantly used during Beluszka’s potty training years.