Hi! I have just joined mums net, and have been wanting to get in touch with other Norwegian mums for ages so was excited when saw this! I live in Derbyshire and have two boys who I speak norwegian to, aged 5 years and the other one 8 months! My husband is English and for my 5 year old this is his dominant language as he has heard it around him at nursery and now school, but he understands everything I say to him in Norwegian which is really good To paleandinteresting: your baby must be around 6-7 months now? Would love to exchange experiences with you both, and any others in the same situation!
Hi again. Sorry, only just saw your reponse RagOT. Are you still on mumsnet? Would love to pick up the thread with you and any others out there. My dd is now 4 and does speak norsk but English is definitely stronger.
Hi, I originally started this thread (have name changed). Sorry that I never got back to either of you. My DS is almost 3 now and I feel guilty that I never started speaking Norwegian to him. I think I was too overwhelmed at the beginning just being a mum, my OH doesn't understand Norwegian, and English is the language I feel most comfortable speaking myself (grew up bilingual but have lived in the UK for more than 10 years and my Norwegian is getting a bit rusty).
It's great that you have both spoken Norwegian to your DC. I am going to start and my mum is keen to help. Hopefully it won't be too confusing for my DS!