He seems to be settling in well to life in Florida; I even noticed the slight twinge of an accent in one particular word when speaking to him recently.
His reading is now superb, no more problems with long words, and he is enjoying the company of other children of his own age. His school (Riviera Miami) has an excellent reputation.
Lady Magnon spent about 7 or 8 years at school in Washington DC, and came to no serious harm. When she was eventually sent to an English upper school (on the Isle of Wight), she arrived there with an American accent, which her new Headmistress would not tolerate. She was made to attend elocution lessons at once, and the problem was soon solved. Her English is now spoken with an English accent.
My daughter who has lived in Oz for about 15 years (presently in Brisbane) shows no sign of an Aussie accent; which I know can be very easily adopted; I can't say the same for her two boys.
I, myself, have lived in France for nearly 50 years, and other than throwing my arms around erratically, and regularly peeing outdoors, I offer not a hint of a Gallic accent; although I believe I do speak French with a south western twang.
I have a feeling that the next time I see Boo Boo, he'll be encouraging me to 'have a nice day', wanting to play Rounders, and talking about 'Football'; but not the proper kind.
Don’t think he will want to play rounders Cro.ReplyDelete
It's called Rounders in the UK.Delete
That is a very cute photo.ReplyDelete
He was designing space rockets on his computer, I believe this is his 'space' outfit.Delete
Brilliant photograph ...... the grandchildren change all the time don't they ? I was made to feel very decrepit last weekend when our grandson said I was 80 !!!! I guess at ten, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, all just means old but, to make me ten years older than I am was pretty depressing 🤣🤣🤣 XXXXReplyDelete
I am still shocked at being 74.... it doesn't seem possible. Maybe they got my birth year wrong!Delete
And you'll be 'super excited' to see him again.ReplyDelete
After 45 years in Greece I haven't lost my kiwi accent and speak Greek with a terrible twang. My kids who picked up 'english' from me have no twang.
The Americas an accent seems easy to adopt. Hope it's not too strong as he grows
All part of life's rich tapestry....Delete
Oh, he looks adorable there!ReplyDelete
I hope he stays that way for a while longer.Delete
Darling picture of Boo-boo. I think that it is a wonderful thing for children to grow up knowing other places and other ways.ReplyDelete
He's certainly 'well travelled', and has had a very international upbringing. That can only be a good thing.Delete
Fortunately or unfortunately I, too, had elocution lessons and have never been able to alter my very 'English' accent by picking up a regional one. The disadvantage is that people in Scotland often think I'm from the South of England when, in fact, I'm a Northerner. The one exception was when I was in New Zealand when apparently I fell easily into many of the New Zealand words quite unknowingly. I still apparently have an unconscious habit of saying 'yis' occasionally.ReplyDelete
We often laugh at the idea of Lady M being forced to have elocution lessons. I can't imagine that happening today.Delete
I doubt that Boo-Boo will be asking to play "rounders" Sir Cro, it will surely be "softball". "Hey Pops that was cool man! Now let's mosey on down the drugstore for some soda! Hot doggity ding dang doo!"ReplyDelete
Of course, like so many children, he may just grunt, whilst fiddling with his 'phone.Delete