We are a family of three currently living in awesome Sydney/Australia, with the mother (Yin, myself) born in China, the father (Nicolas) born in France, and the daughter (Nina) born in Sydney in January 2012.
This blog was created initially to document our experience, frustration, learning, and evolution of raising Nina as a trilingual child, and I continue to do so. The first post of this site ‘Trilingual Family In the Making’ shall provide a bit of background of us as a family. The entries under ‘Trilingual Parenting’ category on the right side of the site are all around this topic.
Then in Dec 2013, we set out to another adventure – a 9-month round-the-world trip. With a toddler in tow, it was truly a lifetime experience. I hence started to use this site to document our trip too. See ‘So Where Did You Go’ and all the entries under ‘Round-the-World Trip’ category on the right side of the site for more.
Trilingual parenting and round-the-world trip with a toddler share at least one thing in common: they are both scary and exciting.
In both instances, there is very little existing recipe of success. There are a lot of controversy and doubts. There are people giving the ‘are you crazy’ look.
Fortunately, however, in both instances, there are people saying ‘bravo’ all the way along . There are plenty of opportunities to answer some unanswered questions. There are people who said that they are inspired and probably take one thought, or two, away. There are endless instances for discovering and growing as a family and for each of us individually.
Scary and exciting. This is what this blog is about.