People periodically ask me if I think the kids will pick up British accents.
For Jayce, I think, yes. He is in school all day, surrounded by the various accents of his teachers and peers, and it seems pretty inevitable that he’ll pick up some of that.
For Hannah, I have always thought, no. She is home with me all day, so presumably she should sound like me.
But I wasn’t thinking broadly enough. She is exposed to tv.
The other morning, Peppa Pig’s mom said, “Oh dear” and then Hannah parroted her perfectly.
Ooo dee-uh. Oowwhh dee-uhh.
All morning she did this. It was like she was testing the words out. She said it sweetly, a bit high-pitched, calmly, and sometimes almost angrily. And I just grabbed my camera to get video of her in action.
30 seconds of “English Hannah,” with a little Will.I.Am and Britney just because. Enjoy. 🙂