Hi, I'm Suzanne, maman to a petite franglaise fille and mum2be of another franglais(e)? in the future. I thought I'd start this group to share my experiences with other parents of franglais kids and to find out more about how you have managed bringing up yours.
My first dilemma was whether to speak English or French or both to our little franglais, we read lots about this & there are lots of opinions out there so in the end we decided to speak English at home (although the odd bit of french creeps in) and French outside the home or whenever in the company of French friends.
Our little franglaise has just started to speak and calls me Mama and my other half Daddy...so showing true signs of being a petite franglaise from first words. I don't mind being called Maman rather than Mummy but I'm not sure my oh would like being called papa...he feels its a bit strange. Over time I'm guessing when she goes to school he will get used to it...or maybe she will stick with Daddy...we shall see.
One of my friends kids call her by her maiden name rather than maman..I'm not sure I'd like that.
What do you think and what do your franglais kids call you?