Interesting subject. At 18 months, my girl’s only starting to create two word sentences, so I haven’t experienced yet what you’re all talking about, but I look forward to it.
It does require serious effort. Although I’ve been here 6 years, my Chinese is extremely basic, but I’ll often speak to my girl in Chinese, rather than English, despite my wife telling me to use English. It may be partly because I’ve grown accustomed to hearing certain words (bottle, sleep, dog, bath, don’t want, etc) in Chinese rather than English and because, even before she was born I tried to use my lousy Chinese as much as possible in order to improve it. Maybe I should try harder to use English only, but I find it very difficult. But somehow I don’t think I will cause irreparable harm.
Really??? What does that mean? Does she pee standing up? Is that possible for a girl (without it running down her legs)?